§ 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:
Source: General Index of Retail Prices, Department of Employment.
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