Call to end un­fair elec­tric­ity pric­ing

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

AN MP has called for an end to high elec­tric­ity dis­tri­bu­tion prices which it is claimed sees the High­land and Is­lands pay 84 per cent more than Lon­don.

Speak­ing dur­ing Prime Min­is­ter’s Ques­tion time, Ian Black­ford said: 'In the UK we have 14 re­gional mar­kets for elec­tric­ity dis­tri­bu­tion. In the High­lands we are fac­ing higher prices be­cause of where we live. In the north of Scot­land, elec­tric­ity dis­tri­bu­tion charges are 84 per cent higher than they are for Lon­don.'

The rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Ross, Skye and Lochaber added: 'The Prime Min­is­ter talks about fair­ness, so will she in­tro­duce a uni­ver­sal pric­ing struc­ture for elec­tric­ity dis­tri­bu­tion and stop pe­nal­is­ing High­landers and is­lan­ders? Those of us who live in the cold­est, windi­est places are dis­crim­i­nated against by her Gov­ern­ment and it must end.'

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