Affordable Energy: Winter 2022-23

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons at 11:33 am on 7 June 2022.

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Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South 11:33, 7 June 2022

Two weeks ago, we found out that we have a huge surplus of national gas but nowhere to store it. That was swiftly followed by the announcement that as many as 6 million households face power cuts this winter because of gas shortages. Will the Minister give a guarantee today that this Government can keep the lights on for both households and industry this winter? A business in my constituency told me that its energy bills have soared from £7 million to £35 million. What support are the Government giving to those energy-intensive industries?