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Energy: Prices

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Conservative, North East Hertfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the change in household energy prices in the last 12 months.

Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 10 March 2015

Data on household energy prices are collected and published by the Office for National Statistics. This information is re-published by DECC, with the data is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/monthly-domestic-energy-price-stastics.

The latest data show that overall prices for domestic fuel have come down by 2.0% between January 2014 and January 2015. Over this period, liquid fuels are down by 31%; gas is down by 1.0%; electricity is down by 0.7%; and solid fuels have risen by 1.1%.

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