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Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 17th March 2015.

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Photo of Pamela Nash Pamela Nash Labour, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many prepayment meter customers are in arrears for (a) electricity and (b) gas in (i) the UK, (ii) Scotland, (iii) England and (iv) Wales in each year from May 2010 up to the most recent period for which records are available.

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

The Department does not hold information on how many prepayment customers are in arrears with their electricity and/or gas supply company.

Ofgem closely monitors domestic energy suppliers’ performance and publishes information in relation to debt owed by domestic customers for their electricity and gas supplies in its Social Obligations Annual Reports:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/about-us/how-we-work/working-consumers/supplier-performance-social-obligations.

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