Oral Answers to Questions — Gas Prices

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd May 1976.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian 12:00 am, 3rd May 1976

The supplementary question that the hon. Gentleman puts, with some humour, does not really arise from his main Question. It is a fact that landings of gas in Scotland are at exactly the same price as for the rest of Britain, but, as I have explained to the hon. Member in various previous answers, the increased cost arises from distribution costs and problems of geography. As he put it himself at one time, the reason for this is that we have some independence in relation to gas.