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Orders of the Day — Utilities Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:34 pm on 31st January 2000.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) 5:34 pm, 31st January 2000

Does the hon. Gentleman know what the primary duty was under the previous legislation? If he does not, I can tell him. The previous primary obligation was security of supply. Does he accept that that should be the primary objective of the utilities?