§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of Her
May 1979 April 1983 May 1984 January 1985 Average price of gas (including standing charge) to domestic credit meter consumers in Great Britain using 400 therms per annum Pence per therm 17.9 43.0 44.7 44.7 Average price of electricity (including standing charge) to consumers in England and Wales on the standard domestic tariff using 3,300 kWh per annum Pence per kWh 3.191 5.924 6.027 6.027 Average price of standard grade burning oil Pence per litre 9.90 22.08 18.99 21.60
Sources: BGC; Electricity Council; Department of Energy.
The April 1983 figures illustrate that since then gas and electricity prices have actually fallen in real terms.