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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 8th September 2016.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health) 11:34 am, 8th September 2016

I was recently contacted by a constituent of mine, Mrs Jones, when she discovered that her E.ON energy account had a standing charge of 14p per day higher than that of other constituents. E.ON tells me that it is entitled to charge a higher rate to those who do not pay their accounts by direct debit, but that amounts to more than £50 a year for people who do not have bank accounts, who are often some of the poorest people in society. May we have a debate about ending that very unfair and penalising practice?