§ Mr. Norman Hogg
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements he makes to monitor electricity tariffs for industrial users.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The fixing of tariffs is a matter for the Scottish electricity boards' commerical judgment but we are aware of the general level of prices to be charged each year to all categories of consumers.
The hon. Member will be aware that the Scottish electricity boards, like those in England and Wales, have 47W this year introduced special terms (contracted load terms) for industrial users with heavy electrical loads. It is for the management of individual industries to examine, in conjunction with the electricity boards, how they can best qualify for these discounts.