HC Deb 25 July 2000 vol 354 c594W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list those local authorities which trade in electricity; and if he will make a statement. [130628]

Mrs. Liddell

I have been asked to reply.

The records of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets show no local authorities as licensed electricity suppliers. As with any other legal person, a local authority which meets the requirements of licence exemption (set out in Statutory Instrument 1997 No. 989) may supply without a licence, and is not required to register with the regulator or the Department.