§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his most recent estimate of the comparative advantage or disadvantage enjoyed by the United Kingdom's competitors within the European Community in respect of energy prices.
§ Mr. John Moore
The CBI, in collaboration with the energy supply industries, trade associations and my Department, has recently completed a study of prices paid by industrial consumers of energy in the EC. This shows that prices in the United Kingdom generally compare well with those of our competitors. A copy of the report is in the Library of the House.