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Orders of the Day — Utilities Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:46 pm on 31st January 2000.

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Photo of Mr Ivor Caplin Mr Ivor Caplin Labour, Hove 5:46 pm, 31st January 2000

I actually represent Hove—indeed, I was waiting for the hon. Member for Buckingham (Mr. Bercow) to come in there.

Why would the Electricity Consumers Council welcome the publication of the Bill and the duty that it gives regulators if it did not believe that it put consumers first? That is the essence of the Bill.