Opposition Day — Living Standards — Energy Prices and Profits — 4 Sep 2013 at 18:49
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against proposed reforms to the energy market; against creating a new energy regulator and against putting all over-75s on the cheapest tariff.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring energy companies to pool the power they generate and to make it available to any retailer; against creating a new energy regulator and against putting all over-75 year olds on the cheapest tariff.
The text of the rejected motion was:
- That this House
- recognises the importance of the energy industry to the security and prosperity of the UK economy;
- notes that the average household energy bill has increased by over £300 since the 2010 general election;
- further notes that the big six energy companies have had a £3.3 billion uplift in profits over the same period;
- welcomes the recent report on Energy Prices, Profits and Poverty from the Energy and Climate Change Committee (Fifth Report, HC 108) which found that Ofgem is failing consumers;
- regrets that the Government has halved support for people in fuel poverty, and that as of 20 August 2013 only 132 households had signed up for a Green Deal plan;
- further regrets the Prime Minister’s broken promise to legislate so that energy companies have to give the lowest tariff to their customers; and
- calls on the Government to bring forward amendments to the Energy Bill to make the energy market more competitive and transparent by requiring energy companies to pool the power they generate and to make it available to any retailer, to create a tough new energy watchdog with the power to force energy companies to pass on price cuts when wholesale costs fall, and to put all over-75 year olds on the cheapest tariff.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||251 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.6%|
|Lab||0||209 (+2 tell)||0||81.8%|
|LDem||37 (+1 tell)||0||0||67.9%|