Lords debates rising cost of household energy
4 February 2022
The House of Lords debated the cost of living, and in particular the rising cost of household energy, and the role of the consumer protection regulatory regime in energy markets, on Thursday 3 February.
Lord Whitty (Labour), vice president of National Energy Action and former chair of the National Consumer Council, put forward the debate.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Members speaking included:
- Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (Green), member of the Green European Foundation Universal Basic Income Expert Group
- Baroness Crawley (Labour), vice president of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute
- Lord Howell of Guildford (Conservative), former president of the Energy Industrial Council
- Lord Oates (Liberal Democrats), commissioner of the UK Hydrogen Policy Commission
Lord Callanan (Conservative), Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility, responded on behalf of the government.
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