Energy Company Obligation — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:57 pm on 11th March 2014.

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Photo of David Mowat David Mowat Conservative, Warrington South 3:57 pm, 11th March 2014

I cannot let the hon. Gentleman go much further after his comments on solar. We have heard so much today from the Opposition about fuel poverty yet every time there is a Division in the House on whether we should take an option to reduce or increase energy bills, Opposition Members always vote for higher bills. Solar PV was a great example of that: when the Minister tried to reduce the solar tariff from six times grid parity to four times grid parity—something we did two years ago—to a man and woman the Opposition voted against the measure. Yet now they stand up and talk about fuel poverty. It is not rational and it will not do.