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Energy Supply Contracts

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem has taken to encourage the making clearer and more user-friendly for small business consumers of terms and conditions in energy supply contracts; and what progress has been made. (117775)

The existing level of regulatory protection in respect of gas and electricity broadly reflects that in general consumer law. It is open to Ofgem to consider whether additional regulatory protection is required. I understand that the chairman of Ofgem will write to the hon. Gentleman about the information he has sought.