Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, gave the Annual Energy Statement to the House of Commons on Thursday 29 November
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Annual Energy Statement 2012
The coalition agreement between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties stated that the Government would give an Annual Energy Statement to Parliament which would set out strategic energy policy and guide investment.
Alongside the statement, the Energy Secretary announced the publication of the following:
and gave more detail on electricity market reform.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.
Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.