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Energy Supply: EU Action

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts on the liberalisation of the energy market in the European Union. (250699)

My right hon. Friend attended the Energy Council in Brussels on 10 October which agreed a Common Position on the texts of the legislation proposed in the Commission’s third liberalisation package. The package is currently undergoing a Second Reading, with discussions taking place within the Council at official level. The third package is expected to be adopted by the middle of the year.