§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the average cost of electricity delivered to(a) industrial consumers, (b) service sector consumers and (c) domestic consumers in each of the member states of the European Community calculated in (i) ecus, (ii) pounds and (iii) currencies of each respective country.
§ Mr. Eggar
The average prices of electricity in 1991 to industrial consumers combined, in the member states of the European Community are set out in the tables. Prices of electricity to the domestic and commercial sectors are not available separately. 1991 prices for electricity in Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain are not available. All prices in the tables include taxes, where applicable, including VAT to the domestic/commercial market where it is not refundable.519W
£ per kwh ECU per kwh National currencies per kwh Italy 0.0578 0.0847 129.9000 Lira Portugal 0.0726 0.1036 18.5090 Escudos United Kingdom 0.0405 0.0578 0.0405 Pounds Domestic/commercial sector Belgium 0.0941 .01340 5.6563 Francs Denmark 0.0981 0.1397 1.1050 Crowns France 0.0805 0.1147 0.7999 Francs Germany 0.0902 0.1288 0.2642 Deutschmarks Ireland 0.0748 0.1068 0.0820 Irish pounds Italy 0.0981 0.1397 214.2000 Lira Portugal 0.0924 0.1314 23.4700 Escudos United Kingdom 0.0680 0.0970 0.0680 Pounds
Source: International Energy Agency: Energy Prices and Taxes.