§ Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs in what cases prices charged to the consumer by the nationalised industries for coal, gas, electricity and transport have been held stable, increased, or referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes for consideration, during the last 12 months.
§ Mr. Albu
Two area gas boards increased their tariffs in August and December, 1965 respectively. The C.E.G.B. and four area electricity boards increased their tariffs in April, the two Scottish Electricity Boards in June and the London Electricity Board in July, 1965. Some countrywide rail fares and charges and also fares in the London Passenger Transport area were increased in January, 1966. In addition, there have been various local increases in rail fares and charges.
During the past 12 months the tariffs of the London Electricity Board and of the Scottish, Wales and South-Western Gas Boards and coal prices have been referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes.