§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will have discussions with the North Western electricity board about the circumstances of the provision of slot meters to households, and how this relates to his Department's code of practice on payment of electricity bills.
§ Mr. Goodlad
I have no plans to do so. The industry's voluntary code of practice for domestic customers provides for the installation of slot meters, where it is safe and practicable, as one means of paying outstanding debt within a reasonable period.