HC Deb 22 March 1976 vol 908 c6W
33. Mr. Mayhew

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he is satisfied with the observance of existing legal provisions establishing maximum charges for reselling electricity supplied by the Electricity Council; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Eadie

The Director of Fair Trading is collecting information to determine whether persistent overcharging is widespread but has not received sufficient evidence to justify regulations under the Fair Trading Act 1973 to make overcharging a criminal offence. The matter is being kept under review.