§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many electricity boards, in addition to the Eastern electricity board, are making reductions in their tariffs on the basis that they have benefited from lower fuel costs.
§ Mr. Mellor
All 12 area electricity boards in England and Wales, including the EEB, are reducing their quarterly billed tariffs due to lower fuel costs. These reductions are for one quarter only, and are being applied to bills based on meter readings taken during the first quarter in 1982.