Oil and Gas Producers: Windfall Tax — 1 Feb 2022 at 18:43
That this House notes the cost-of-living crisis hitting families across the country and that the energy price cap is predicted to rise by 50 per cent from April; recognises that rocketing energy prices are hitting businesses as well as household budgets; calls on the Government to introduce a windfall tax on the profits of North Sea oil and gas producers; and further calls on the Government to use that windfall tax to help fund a package of support for families and businesses facing the energy price crisis.
“I don’t buy the things I need to buy. I’m constantly looking at the bank account. I put things off as I can’t afford the petrol to drive. I feel isolated and stressed, but what can I do? I’m living in one room to keep the heat down as low as I possibly can, but everything is just mounting up. It’s direct debit after direct debit.”
“the UK is still too reliant on fossil fuels.”-[Official Report, 20 September 2021; Vol. 701, c. 95.]
“A windfall tax on oil and gas companies that are already struggling in the North Sea is never going to cut it.”
“An old woman in the taxi this morning said she had to get out the house to get warm.”
“A big issue at the moment is the interplay between food and fuel poverty-eat or heat-in essence babies and infants in the coldest houses will spend their calories trying not to get hypothermia rather than utilising the energy to grow their body systems and lay the foundations for a healthy life course”.
“Mum is receiving those school meal vouchers because she tends not to eat so she has enough for me.”
“she only eats a little.”
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|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||166 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||85.4%|
|Lilian Greenwood||Nottingham South||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|Mark Tami||Alyn and Deeside||Lab (minister)||tellno|