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Onus should be on seller in monopoly

Many years ago, before privatisation was thought about, I wanted to buy a rail ticket in Munich Central Station using a German Railcard.

The ticket seller said: "I can sell you the ticket you asked for but I am obliged by law to inform you about the cheapest fare available, which is less than you would pay with your railcard."

The obligation in what is essentially a monopoly situation should be on the seller not the buyer.

The same could apply to the energy suppliers if our politicians were willing to legislate suitably.

Hugh Boyd,

65 Antonine Road, Bearsden.

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