Petition - Park Homes Energy Support

– in the House of Commons at 6:48 pm on 7 December 2022.

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6.50 pm

Photo of Anne McLaughlin Anne McLaughlin Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

Park homes, by their nature, have commercial suppliers, but many park homes are not holiday homes. They do not have holiday homes or facilities such as pools, restaurants and bars, but they do have people living in their permanent homes there. They have a main meter with sub-meters coming from it, which the park home owner will read and then split the bills. Because it is a commercial rate, that rate is extremely high. The Government have capped domestic use at 34p per kWh, but for my constituents in park homes, the rate is an eye-watering 78p per unit for electricity. I do not think anyone will disagree that that is just fundamentally unfair.

The petition states:

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to provide tailored relief directly to permanent residents of Park Homes;
further urges the Government to work with regulators and energy providers to ensure that permanent residents of Park Homes are given the opportunity to switch to individually metered supplies at domestic energy rates at no cost.

And the petitioners remain, etc.

[Following is the full text of the petition:

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of residents of the United Kingdom

Declares that permanent residents of Park Homes, by virtue of the method in which their energy is provided through a single commercial meter, which is subsequently distributed amongst residents, are facing unprecedented energy costs; notes that the owners of Park Homes will receive support via the Energy Bill Relief Scheme and, by legislation yet to be introduced, will be required to pass this directly to residents; notes that the relief provided through the Energy Bill Relief Scheme is significantly less than that offered to domestic customers; further notes that residents of Park Homes are subject to commercial rates for their energy and pay substantially more per unit than domestic customers.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to provide tailored relief directly to permanent residents of Park Homes; further urges the Government to work with regulators and energy providers to ensure that permanent residents of Park Homes are given the opportunity to switch to individually metered supplies at domestic energy rates at no cost.

And the petitioners remain, etc.]

[P002785]