COMMONS

Greg Clark questioned on energy prices and policy

13 April 2017

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee hears from Rt Hon Greg Clark MP on (1) energy prices and (2) the impact of Brexit on energy and climate change policy. Climate Change Minister, Nick Hurd MP, and Industry and Energy Minister, Jesse Norman MP, appear alongside the Secretary of State.

Witnesses

Wednesday 19 April 2017, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Jesse Norman MP, Under-Secretary of State for Industry and Energy
  • Nick Hurd MP, Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change

Purpose of the session

CMA's investigation of the UK energy market

The session focuses on the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) investigation into the energy market and the Government's response to price rises recently announced by some of the Big Six energy companies. It follows sessions in January and February with the CMA, Ofgem, Energy UK, energy firms and consumer groups.

The Committee looks to ascertain the Government's response to the CMA's recommendations. It is particularly interested in comments by the Government on the question of energy price rises and what actions it might be contemplating to address them.

Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy

The Committee also questions the Ministers as part of its inquiry, 'Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy'. MPs ask what options the Government is considering for the UK's future relationship with the EU on energy and climate change, in particular in relation to the Internal Energy Market and the EU Emissions Trading System.

The session also explores the Government's intention to withdraw from Euratom and the implications of leaving the EU for energy-related product standards.

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