§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will amend the part of the draft electricity licence dealing with domestic consumers in default, on the terms submitted to him by the National Consumer Council; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Baldry
Electricity disconnections are currently standing at the lowest level since records began in 1976. Careful consideration has been given to the NCC's proposals but we believe that the combination of protections we have provided for, including the role of the director general and the consumers committees, will give the best degree of protection to consumers and ensure that the downward trend continues.