§ Mr. Ruffley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what calculations the Treasury has made as to the effect on average household bills for(a) gas, (b)telephone services, (c) water and (d) electricity of a windfall tax on the profits of privatised utilities. 
§ Mr. Geoffrey Robinson
The Chancellor of the Exchequer will be considering a wide range of factors in reaching his view on the windfall tax. Household bills are affected both by demand and price: where services are subject to price caps, these are a matter for the regulators.