HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 c242W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will publish in the Official Report the percentage increase in (a) domestic gas prices and (b) domestic electricity prices, based on the relevant components of the retail price index between (i) February 1974 and May 1979 and (ii) May 1979 and October 1982.

Mr. John Moore

The information requested is given in the following table:

Percentage increase in the price for:
(a) domestic gas (b) domestic electricity
per cent. per cent.
19 February 1974 to 15 May 1979 72.8 169.6
15 May 1979 to 12 October 1982 97.7 82.6
Source: General Index of Retail Prices, Department of Employment.