HC Deb 18 January 1999 vol 323 c361W
Dan Norris

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the percentage of pensioners who pay their domestic gas costs with prepayment meters. [65971]

Mr. Battle

A survey conducted during the summer of 1998, which was commissioned by Ofgas, estimated that approximately 2 per cent. of those aged over 65 use prepayment gas meters.