HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 c122W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what would be the cost to the electricity supply industry of granting discounts of between 10 and 15 per cent. off tariffs for the continuous process industries such as chemical, steel, glass, refractories and paper.

Mr. Mellor

In framing their tariffs, area electricity boards are precluded by statute from showing undue preference to any person or class of persons. Total aggregate expenditure on electricity by consumers over 1 MW in the chemical, steel, glass, refractories and paper sectors in England and Wales amounted to some £640 million in 1981–82. No figures are available on how this expenditure is divided between continuous process and other users.

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