HC Deb 07 July 1992 vol 211 c140W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received concerning the impact of recent bulk electricity price increases on the future production of chlor-alkali in the United Kingdom; what information he has on the prices paid in other Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development countries by producers of chlor-alkali and other heavy industrial processes, whose viability is dependent on electricity price relativities; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

[holding answer 3 July 1992]: I have met representatives of the chlor-alkali industry and of other industries which are major users of electricity.

According to data supplied under the price transparency directive, electricity prices paid by large and medium consumers in the United Kingdom are around the middle of the range of other EC member states. In addition, the latest available data shows United Kingdom electricity prices for industry to be below the OECD average.