HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 cc301-2W
Mr. Mike Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the average price per therm of gas paid by domestic and industrial users, respec tively, including all those on interrupt-able or other contracts at the latest available date.

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon

Final figures of average revenue from gas sales are not yet available for 1975–76, but present indications are that they will be about one third higher for industrial users, but barely one quarter higher for domestic users, than the 1974–75 figures of 3.88 pence per therm (industrial) and 11.63 pence per therm (domestic).

Since these are averages over the whole year, they will not, however, fully reflect in the increases in tariffs from October 1975 or the significantly larger increases—in accordance with the corporation's policy of renewal at market related levels—in prices under special contracts renewed in the course of the year.