HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 cc19-20W
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 strict control. Average electricity prices have not risen at all this year and next year's average should be less than the rate of inflation.