Fuel Poverty Bill

Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 12:34 pm on 20th March 2009.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 12:34 pm, 20th March 2009

Yes, I do believe there should be an overall duty. However, if the hon. Gentleman recalls, I pointed out in my speech that there would be properties where the individuals concerned did not want the work done. I entirely accept that there may be a need for an amendment in Committee to make provision for those circumstances. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for pointing out the issue. With respect to the overall duty, I see a strong parallel between the overall duty in the Bill and the duty that the Government have not only encouraged but extolled around the world in the Climate Change Act 2008—a duty that also falls on the Secretary of State and with which, I understand, colleagues have no problems.

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