§ Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he has any information as to which country in(a) the industrialised world and (b) the European Economic Community charges the highest prices for the supply of firm gas to large industrial users.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The only information available on gas prices in all industrialised countries is published by the IEA and covers all supplies to industrial consumers. Of those countries who supplied data in 1987, Japan had the highest prices. In the European Community, prices were highest in Ireland.