EU Referendum: Energy and Environment

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:58 pm on 12th July 2016.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 12:58 pm, 12th July 2016

My hon. Friend and constituency neighbour has run a superb campaign on fuel poverty. She makes reference to the £1.7 billion that the Competition and Markets Authority report showed UK bill payers were being overcharged—overcharged by quite obscene amounts. It is, of course, right for the Government to come up with clear proposals about how to tackle that abuse, without just saying, as they have to date, that people need to be enabled to switch more easily.