§ Mr. Litterick
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will publish figures showing the aggregate value of outstanding debt currently owed by individual consumers to the gas and electricity boards, respectively, in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
§ Mr. Benn:
The electricity industry in Scotland, and the gas and electricity industries in Northern Ireland, are the responsibilities of my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively. In respect of the areas falling within my responsibility I have asked the chairmen of the British Gas Corporation and the Electricity Council to write to the hon. Member about the information that he seeks.