Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Chnage, Chris Huhne, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 23 November on the Annual Energy Statement.
Annual Energy Statement
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.
This was the second Annual Statement and the Energy Secretary also announced a consultation on secondary legislation to provide for the Government's green deal which will begin next autumn.
Further information on the Annual Statement and the Government's green deal can be found on the Department for Energy and Climate Change website.
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on Energy in the Topics and News sections.
The statement was followed by an opposition day debate on solar power feed-in tariffs. Read the debate in Commons news.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). 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.