Parliament Talks Energy Bills

'Parliament Talks Energy Bills' was part of a series of free events and promotional activities that highlight Parliament’s role in debating and challenging Government policy

Parliament Talks Energy Bills

For those struggling with energy bill costs and needing information on how to reduce bills and make homes more energy efficient, 'Parliament Talks Energy Bills' was a free public event giving participants an opportunity to share their views with John Robertson, MP for Glasgow North West, and other members of the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Select Committee helping to inform and influence their current Committee inquiry into 'Energy Prices, Profits and Poverty'.

Issues such as energy company profits, fuel prices and energy efficiency were discussed with Committee Members, including Tim Yeo MP, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and Peter Lilley MP.

Representatives from Citizens Advice Scotland, Energy Action Scotland and the Glasgow Home Energy Advice Team (G-Heat) were also on hand to provide information and answer questions from the public and other interested parties.

The event also provided an opportunity to find out how select committees and Parliament contribute to the debate on energy issues and scrutinise Government policy, particularly when it comes to fuel poverty and energy costs.

Where and when

The event took place on Thursday 7 February 2013, at Anniesland College, Glasgow.

Further information

If you would like to register your interest in attending similar events in the future, please email the Parliamentary Outreach team at parliamentaryoutreach@parliament.uk.

Find out more about the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee's current inquiry:

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Related information

Energy and Climate Change Committee

The Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and its associated public bodies.

Topical information

Read some of the current parliamentary research material available on energy issues, including select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Parliament Talks energy bills resource pack

The resource pack created as part of the 'Parliament Talks energy bills' event in Glasgow on 7 February 2013 is now available to download below in electronic format.
 
The pack contains details of the relevant bodies within Parliament, examples of recent scrutiny and details of how the public can get involved with the work of Parliament on fuel poverty and energy costs.

Parliament Talks energy bills resource pack (PDF PDF 525 KB)

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