Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 am on 13 March 2018.

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[Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair]

Before we begin, I am afraid I have a list of dos and don’ts; I hope that we are not going to continue in this vein. Please switch electronic devices to silent. Tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings. Today we will first consider the programme motion on the amendment paper. We will then consider a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication, and then a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions before the oral evidence sessions. In view of the limited time available, I hope we can take these matters without too much debate.

I call the Minister to move the programme motion, which was agreed by the Programming Sub-Committee yesterday.



(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 13 March) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 13 March;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 15 March;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:




Tuesday 13 March

Until no later than 10.15 am

Octopus Energy

Bulb Energy

Good Energy

Tuesday 13 March

Until no later than 10.45 am


Tuesday 13 March

Until no later than 11.25 am

Citizens Advice Bureau


National Energy Action

(3) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 15 March.


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Claire Perry.)


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Claire Perry.)

The Committee deliberated in private.