§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the impact of European Community-wide transparency in gas and electricity markets on United Kingdom gas and electricity consumers at(a) domestic tariff levels, (b) medium-sized commercial consumers and (c) heavy industry.
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 13 July 1992]: The European Community directive on the transparency of gas and electricity prices—Council directive 90/377/EEC—covers only prices charged to industrial end-users. A commentary on the prices charged at 1 July 1991 was included in the May 1992 issue of "Energy Trends", copies of which are available in the Library.