Domestic Gas and Electricity Bill: consideration of Lords amendment

18 July 2018

MPs considered a Lords amendment to the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

Consideration of Lords Amendment

Claire Perry, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, opened the debate with Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister Dr Alan Whitehead responding on behalf of the Opposition.

The House of Commons disagreed with the Lords amendment and agreed to their own amendment in its place without a division. The House of Lords then agreed to the Commons amendment, so the Bill is now awaiting Royal Assent.  

The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The Bill aims to impose a temporary, absolute cap on the price of standard variable and default tariffs that will be lifted by the end of 2020, although the Bill provides for it to continue until 2023 if conditions for effective market competition are not met.

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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 has published a briefing paper for the Bill.

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: previous Commons stages

Commons remaining stages (report stage and third reading): 30 April 2018

Both the Report Stage and Third Reading took place on Monday 30 April 2018. At Report Stage, MPs voted against New Clause 1 to the Bill by 288 to 125 (Division 142). The Bill passed Third Reading and returned to the Lords for further consideration.

Public Bill Committee: 13 and 15 March 2018

Committee stage is where detailed examination of the Bill takes place. Most Committees are able to take evidence from experts and interest groups outside Parliament.

The Public Bill Committee considered the Bill on 13 and 15 March. The Committee then reported the Bill to the House with no amendments.

Find out more about the Public Bill Committee:

Second Reading: 6 March 2018

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, opened the debate on behalf of the Government. Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rebecca Long Bailey, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division and was been submitted to a Public Bill Committee.

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