Electricity and Natural Gas: Licensing

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications for (a) electricity supply standard licences and (b) gas supply standard licences were submitted to Ofgem in (i) 2018, (ii) 2017, (iii) 2016 (iv) 2015 and (v) 2014.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

This is a matter for Ofgem, who as regulator is responsible for decisions to grant, extend, restrict and revoke gas and electricity supply licences. I have asked Ofgem to write directly to the Honourable Member and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

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