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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd July 2019.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to include increased protections for indebted customers of failed energy suppliers in the forthcoming Energy White Paper.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

Ofgem, in its supplier licensing review, is considering options to improve the Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR) experience for consumers, including protections for those in debt with the failed supplier.

As part of the Future Energy Retail Market Review, a joint review with Ofgem, we are considering how to ensure consumers are appropriately protected in the future.

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