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Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
14 November 2017
Volume 631

Smart Meters

The following is an extract from Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

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Energy consumption and awareness is a two-way street, and the companies are aware of what energy is being consumed in the home, so what steps is the Minister taking to ensure that energy companies do not increase the customer’s daily rate as customers reduce their energy consumption?

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The hon. Lady should rest assured that this is on our agenda. Increases must have Ofgem approval, and it is something we are monitoring very carefully.

[Official Report, 7 November 2017, Vol. 630, c. 1320.]

Letter of correction from Richard Harrington:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the hon. Member for Wakefield (Mary Creagh).

The correct response should have been:

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Energy consumption and awareness is a two-way street, and the companies are aware of what energy is being consumed in the home, so what steps is the Minister taking to ensure that energy companies do not increase the customer’s daily rate as customers reduce their energy consumption?

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The hon. Lady should rest assured that this is on our agenda, and it is something we are monitoring very carefully.