HC Deb 13 March 1980 vol 980 c683W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will introduce legislation to abolish the statutory requirement of the British Gas Corporation to supply gas to the domestic market; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Norman Lamont

No. The British Gas Corporation's obligation to supply extends to any premises—whether domestic, commercial or industrial—within 25 yds. of an appropriate gas main.