Energy Company Obligation — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:28 pm on 11th March 2014.

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Photo of David Mowat David Mowat Conservative, Warrington South 3:28 pm, 11th March 2014

I am listening carefully to what the hon. Gentleman is saying, and he is making some good points. He is talking as though the ECO—or the CERO part of the ECO, which I think is the thrust of his comments—has been totally revoked. What has happened, however, is that it has been extended by two years. The fact is that we were at 7% completion after 67% of the time period. In a sense, are the Government not just reflecting what is happening on the ground in a sensible way and allowing things to happen a little more slowly? That could be called a failure, but it is sensible, notwithstanding what we heard about Nottingham. I did not follow what was said on ECO versus the green deal. I also do not understand the thrust of the hon. Gentleman’s comments.