§ 23. Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the average price for gas charged to domestic consumers in 1982 in Great Britain, the United States of America, West Germany and France, respectively.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
The average price in 1982 of gas charged to domestic consumers was about 36p per therm in Great Britain, 29p per therm in the United States of America and 52p per therm in West Germany. Comparable figures are not available for France but the price of gas to domestic consumers in suburban Paris, using about 400 therms a year, was about 66p a therm at 1 July 1982.