HC Deb 05 July 1978 vol 953 cc182-3W

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will estimate the annual cost of extending the electricity discount scheme (a) to all those retirement pensioners in receipt of rent and rate rebate, and (b) to all retirement pensioners.

Dr. John Cunningham

On the latest available data the estimated additional costs would be:

  1. (a) £20 million
  2. (b) £66 million