Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:36 pm on 6th March 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley 2:36 pm, 6th March 2018

Do the Government not already have powers, under section 26 of the Energy Act 2010, to introduce a price cap if one group of customers is treated less favourably than others by an energy supplier? Ofgem fears that if it used its powers, there would be a ruling against it and it would end up in the courts. Our purpose today, and my purpose in supporting the Bill, is to lay out once and for all the powers to introduce a price cap for people who are losing out.