HC Deb 08 February 1995 vol 254 c311W
1. Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the President of the Board of Trace if he will discuss with the Gas Consumer Council the benefits of abolishing standing charges to customers on low incomes.

Mr. Ian Taylor

British Gas's standing charges are a matter for the company and Ofgas. The tariff formula, agreed by Ofgas, limits the prices which British Gas can charge to tariff customers.