§ 20. Dr. M. S. Miller
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will recommend the restricting of price increases in the gas and electricity industries to the increase in inflation.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
These prices must relate to the industries' costs, which I expect them to keep under strict20W control. Average electricity prices have not risen at all this year and next year's average should be less than the rate of inflation.