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Cost of Living: Energy and Housing

Part of Bills Presented — Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:36 pm on 5th June 2014.

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Photo of Gisela Stuart Gisela Stuart Labour, Birmingham, Edgbaston 2:36 pm, 5th June 2014

Rather unusually for a Labour MP, I am praying in aid the Institute of Economic Affairs, which has stated that it would be better to reduce energy and food costs than to increase benefits. I would have thought that that would be absolutely in line with the hon. Gentleman’s thinking.