HC Deb 22 November 1979 vol 974 cc326-7W
Mr. Tilley

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will seek powers to instruct the gas and electricity supply industries to make slot meters available to those domestic consumers who request one.

Mr. Norman Lamont

No. The broad criteria used by the industries in making prepayment meters available are set out in their public code of practice on the payment of domestic electricity and gas bills.