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Energy: Bills

Volume 698: debated on Wednesday 6 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make it compulsory for monthly energy bills to be accurate and contain timely information on energy usage, as proposed in the energy White Paper. [HL1660]

In the energy White Paper, the Government proposed that gas and electricity suppliers should provide information about historical consumption on bills. They consulted on a draft statutory instrument setting out this requirement in August 2007, as part of their wider consultation on metering and billing. It will set out its next steps shortly. The Government have not proposed that customers should receive monthly bills.