Energy Price Cap

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:36 pm on 3rd July 2017.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 3:36 pm, 3rd July 2017

Having seen the recent report, surely it is safe to say that wind and solar will be the future for low-cost energy, but there was a Duke Ellington song called “How long has this been going on?” The fact is that this has been going on too long—this exploitation of people who cannot avoid paying above the price. Is it not about time that we moved away from botched privatisation and inadequate regulation to an answer that puts money back in people’s pockets, rather than taking it out?