COMMONS

MPs to debate energy prices

09 March 2017

On Thursday 16 March MPs debated and approved a motion on energy prices in the House of Commons.

John Penrose, Caroline Flint and Patricia Gibson opened the debate.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

The House of Commons Library also produced a briefing paper for this debate which includes more information on the areas covered.

Motion debated and approved:

"That this House deplores the big six energy firms’ treatment of out-of-contract energy customers on default tariffs; believes immediate action is needed to protect those consumers, and that pushing customers to start switching will not fix the problem sufficiently quickly or completely on its own; and calls on the industry, regulators and the Government to consider solutions which recognise that many people lead busy lives and that switching their energy supplier may not always be a high priority."

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

Further Information

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