§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is the change in terms of percentage and pence per kilowatt hour for domestic electricity consumers since 31 March 1988 in each of the 12 regional electricity company licence areas; and if he will give comparable figures for Scotland and each major European Community country for which comparable figures are available.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
Questions on tariffs and prices paid with respect to the privatised electricity companies are matters to be addressed to the companies concerned, though the Director General of Electricity Supply has certain responsibilities relating to these.472W
Comparative data on domestic electricity prices in European Community countries on 1 January each year are compiled and published by Eurostat. These data show that between January 1988 and January 1991 there was no real increase in domestic electricity prices in the places surveyed by Eurostat in the United Kingdom. Eurostat publications are available in the Library of the House.