§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give the number of domestic customer disconnections in 1979 and for the latest date in(a) Wales and (b) each electricity board in England and Wales, and the percentage change in each case.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Sedgefield (Mr. Blair) on 9 December 1988, at column 377, setting out the total figures for disconnections in each of the years 1979–1980 to 1987–88. The number of disconnections in England and Wales in 1988–89 was 75,230.
Detailed figures for disconnections in each area board are a matter for the electricity supply industry and I have asked the chairman of the Electricity Council to write to the hon. Member with the requested information.