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Orders of the Day — Utilities Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 31st January 2000.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) 3:31 pm, 31st January 2000

Given that the price of electricity has fallen by 29 per cent. in real terms since privatisation, that the cost of gas to consumers has fallen by 29 per cent. in real terms since privatisation, and given that there has also been a fall in the price of telephone charges to the consumer of 50 per cent. since privatisation, does the right hon. Gentleman now regret the Labour party's opposition to those privatisations in the 1980s?