HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 c186W
Mr. Bryan Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the number of disconnections of electricity supply to domestic consumers for default of payment effected by the electricity board in each quarter since January 1973.

Dr. John A. Cunningham

The following information has been supplied by the Electricity Council:

(1) (2) (3)
Number of disconnections including industrial commercial etc. Number of disconnections domestic premises only
1972–73 117,369
1973–74 113,778
1974–75 120,330
1975–76 138,399 125,483
Quarter ending:
30th June 1975 39,403
30th September 1975 39,223
31st December 1975 33,323
31st March 1976 26,450
30th June 1976 32,845


1. Quarterly figures are available only for the period since 1st April 1975.

2. From 1st April 1976 the figures are being collected on a revised basis to exclude those which do not relate to domestic premises in regular occupation such as holiday homes, premises to be demolished and industrial and commercial premises. The figures for the year ended 31st March 1976 have also been revised on this basis.

3. The figures for 1975–76 and for the quarter ending 31st March 1976 in column (2) are actual plus an estimate for March.

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