HC Deb 09 November 1976 vol 919 c138W
28. Miss Fookes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to alleviate the problems caused by heavy bills for electricity in married quarters heated solely by electricity.

Dr. Gilbert

The occupants of most Service married quarters pay the retail prices applicable in their locality, and it is a regrettable but inescapable fact that the costs of all forms of domestic heating, and of electricity in particular, have increased substantially in recent years. If the hon. Member knows of any cases of individual hardship and will write to me about them I will have them investigated.