HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 cc28-9W
49. Mrs. Mahon

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy whether he plans to review his policies on energy pricing and consumption, in the light of the March Consultation Group report on energy consumption patterns in the north-west, a copy of which has been sent to him; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Spicer

I welcome this study in so far as it shows the enormous scope for improved energy efficiency in the north-west and in the country as a whole. The Energy Efficiency Office will continue to pursue sound policies to help consumers benefit from this potential. For this it is essential that energy prices should be determined within a competitive environment.