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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:07 am on 25th October 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington 11:07 am, 25th October 2018

May we have a debate in Government time on fuel poverty? The warm homes programme was scrapped in 2010, and the take-up of the energy company obligation grant and loans is very poor. The weather has certainly turned in my constituency. We have had universal credit for a year now, and many people are presenting needing food bank vouchers and fuel vouchers. We need Ministers to come to the House to explain how families can meet the costs of basic essentials while they are pushed below the breadline by changes to universal credit.