Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, gave the Annual Energy Statement to the House of Commons on Thursday 31 October 2013.
Shadow Secretary for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Annual Energy Statement 2013
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.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.
The Library have produced a note that focuses on trends in the domestic market - the costs of gas, electricity and other fuels used for heating and the impact on fuel poverty.
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