HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 c162W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will hold discussions with the gas and electricity industries as to the financial savings which would result from the operation of a joint meter reading service.

Mr. Oakes

The feasibility of a joint meter reading service has been exhaustively explored in recent years. It was concluded that any financial savings would be marginal and problematic and would certainly not justify the re-organisation of the existing services.