§ Mr. Stunell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what measures are in place to prevent excessive charges by landlords to commercial tenants for electricity and gas supplies; what plans she has for additional protection of commercial tenants; and if she will make a statement. 90W
§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
In the case of gas, the Director General of Gas Supply has a duty to set maximum resale prices. The Current direction requires the gas to be re-sold at no more than cost in all cases.
The Director General of Electricity Supply has a power to set a maximum resale price for electricity. He has, so far, only seen a necessity to do so in respect of domestic tenants.