HC Deb 07 February 2000 vol 344 cc6-7W
Mr. Coaker

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact on jobs in the electricity industry of the cap on electricity distribution prices by the regulator; and if he will make a statement. [108975]

Mrs. Liddell

Decisions on the form and level of electricity price controls are a matter for the Director General of Gas and Electricity Markets. It is for the companies to decide how to meet the efficiency targets they have been set.