Manuscript New Clause 18 - Energy support after April 2023

Energy Prices Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 17 October 2022.

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‘(1) The Government must lay a report before the House of Commons within 28 days of Royal Assent stating what energy price support it will provide from April 2023 onwards.

(2) The report must also contain—

(a) an estimate of what average domestic energy bills are expected to be in April 2023 if no further support provided;

(b) an estimate of how many households will be classed as being in (a) fuel poverty and (b) extreme fuel poverty if no further support is provided;

(c) what the extension of the universal support scheme for a further—

(i) 6 months;

(ii) 12 months and

(iii) 18 months is estimated to cost; and

(d) what alternative support schemes the Government will introduce to prevent any further increases in fuel poverty and protect the most vulnerable including—

(i) pensioner households,

(ii) those with disabilities and

(iii) those in receipt of benefits.’—(Alan Brown.)

This new clause would require the Government to make a report to the House setting out the energy support it will provide from April 2023 onwards.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 58 Energy Prices Bill — Manuscript New Clause 18 - Energy support after April 2023

Aye: 59 MPs

No: 297 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

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No: A-Z by last name

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The House divided: Ayes 61, Noes 304.

Question accordingly negatived.

Schedules 1 to 5 agreed to.