§ 21. Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received on the subject of energy prices to industry, following the report of the National Economic Development Council task force.
§ Mr. David Howell
Following publication of the report I have received several representations from energy—intensive industries, including paper and board, chemicals and steel.
§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his Department's response to the National Economic Development Council energy task force report; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
The Government have announced measures on gas and electricity prices which 209W will cost some £120 million in the coming financial year. These measures, which are in addition to steps already taken last year, will provide considerable benefit, particularly to large energy-intensive users. The NEDC task force report was fully taken into account in reaching these decisions.