Lords debates Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill

12 June 2018

The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill had its committee stage, the first chance for line-by-line scrutiny, in the Lords on Monday 11 June.

The committee stage of this bill took place in Grand Committee, a room outside the Lords chamber. In Grand Committee, any member can take part and decisions on amendments can be made, but no votes can take place.

Members discussed a range of subjects, including communications between supply licence holders and domestic customers, the needs of vulnerable or disabled customers and a government review of the context surrounding the introduction of tariff cap conditions.

Report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.

Lords second reading: Tuesday 22 May

Members discussed a number of subjects covered by the bill, including protection for consumers, the nationwide rollout of smart meters and plans for a government review following the tariff's end date of December 2020.

Committee stage, the first chance for line-by-line scrutiny, is yet to be scheduled.

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill summary

This bill will aim to create a temporary price cap on certain energy tariffs for domestic customers in Great Britain.

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