Electricity Market (Scotland)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:12 pm on 8th September 2004.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry), Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 3:12 pm, 8th September 2004

On what basis is that £13 calculated? We have heard today that the generators will face a massive increase in costs as a result of the transmission charges. Where does the Minister think that those costs will go, and what figure is taken into account in his calculations? Does he think that the companies will absorb the costs and reduce profit, or will they be passed on to the consumer? What figure is used in calculating that fall in the bill?