HC Deb 20 January 1999 vol 323 c512W
Dan Norris

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the percentage of gas consumers in England and Wales who use(a) electronic token, (b) coin and (c) mechanical token prepayment gas meters. [65961]

Mr. Battle

As of September 1998, out of some 19 million domestic gas consumers, the percentage of customers using prepayment gas meters was approximately as follows:(a) electronic token, 7 per cent., (b) coin, 0.5 per cent., (c) mechanical token, less than 0.1 per cent.