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Energy: Prices

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an estimate of the number of energy customers who switched suppliers (a) once and (b) twice or more in each of the last five years.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The following table shows the number of customers who have switched from one supplier to another during the last five years.

Million
Electricity Gas
2006 4.836 3.912
2007 5.157 3.981
2008 5.427 4.158
2009 5.022 3.825
2010 4.746 3.558

The data are collected by Ofgem and do not show how many times a customer may have switched.

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