§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many directives have been issued to British Gas since privatisation of gas on energy efficiency.
§ Mr. Wakeham
None. However condition 14 of British Gas's authorisation as a public gas supplier requires it to provide guidance to customers on the efficient use of gas. My Department promotes the efficient use of gas and other fuels through the activities of the Energy Efficiency Office, and my officials have regular discussions with British Gas on energy efficiency matters.