HC Deb 21 July 1994 vol 247 cc531-2W
Mr. Parry

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the source of funding for the Office of Electricity Regulation.

Mr. Eggar

The Office of Electricity Regulation is funded under the normal vote arrangements. OFFER is, however, empowered by the Electricity Act 1989 and Electricity Act 1989 (Fees) Order 1990 to recover its full economic costs through the levying of fees for electricity meter examination and certification, electricity licence application fees and the granting of annual licences to electricity generators, transmission companies and public electricity and second-tier suppliers.