§ Mr. Normanton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will report progress with the conversion from town gas to North Sea gas of residential users in the Cheadle area; what is the number of official complaints of inefficient service; and how many families have been left without means of heating or cooking; and for how long.
§ Mr. Emery
I am informed that about 50 per cent. of consumers' appliances in the Cheadle area have now been converted to natural gas and that work on the remaining sectors will be carried out early in the New Year. I have received no complaints, but I am asking the Chairman of the British Gas Corporation to provide my hon. Friend with information on his other points.