MPs debated the Second Reading of the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 March 2018. The Bill passed Second reading and now moves to Committee stage in the Commons.
Public Bill Committee
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The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill 2017-19
Summary of the Bill
The Bill aims to impose a temporary, absolute cap on the price of standard variable and default tariffs that will be lifted by the end of 2020, although the Bill provides for it to continue until 2023 if conditions for effective market competition are not met.
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House of Commons Library analysis
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The Library has published a briefing paper for the Second Reading.
Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: previous Commons stages
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, opened the debate on behalf of the Government. Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rebecca Long Bailey, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
The Bill passed Second Reading without a division and has been submitted to a Public Bill Committee. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee are expected to end on Thursday 15 March 2018, but may finish earlier.
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