HC Deb 18 July 2001 vol 372 c263W
Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Transco price review will include consideration of the financing of extension to the gas network; and if she will make a statement. [3713]

Mr. Wilson

Transco's price review is a matter for the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). The latest proposals for the price control can be found on the Ofgem website at www.Ofgem.gov.uk. The Government's draft Fuel Poverty Strategy included a commitment to working with Ofgem to ensure that, wherever possible, the gas network provides the widest viable coverage and fullest viable capacity. A working group, whose membership includes representatives of Government, Ofgem, the industry and consumers, is taking this work forward.

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