Gas and Electricity Charges.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 21st May 1942.

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Photo of Sir Alexander Spearman Sir Alexander Spearman , Scarborough and Whitby

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will arrange that the two-part tariff system and minimum charges are modified so as to encourage, rather than penalise, economy in the consumption of gas and electricity?

Photo of Mr Charles Waterhouse Mr Charles Waterhouse , Leicester South

The question of minimum charges for electricity and fixed charges under two-part tariffs for electricity and gas is one of the matters now being examined in consultation with the industries from the point of vew of economy of fuel and the effect which any rationing scheme may have on electricity and gas charges and tariffs.