Energy Costs

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 10th July 2008.

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Photo of David Heathcoat-Amory David Heathcoat-Amory Conservative, Wells 10:30 am, 10th July 2008

Will the Chancellor take a greater interest in the enormously increased targets for renewable energy, to which the Government are committed legally and by treaty law? Is he aware that if those commitments are met, they will impose huge extra costs on the taxpayer and the consumer? Is it wise to create fuel poverty and make British business uncompetitive in world markets through those commitments? Will the Chancellor do something about that now, because those commitments will endure for decades ahead?

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