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Fuel Poverty Bill 2008-09

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
Sponsor:
Mr David Heath

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill as Introduced | PDF version, 94KB 12.03.2009

Latest news on the Fuel Poverty Bill 2008-09

This Bill was on the Order Paper 16 October, to resume the adjourned Second Reading from 20 March, but there was not enough time for debate on that day.

This Bill has since been dropped by its spopnsor Mr David Heath.

Summary of the Fuel Poverty Bill 2008-09

The provisions of the Bill would

  • require the Government to introduce an energy efficiency programme to bring existing homes up to current energy efficiency levels
  • impose a duty on energy suppliers to offer social tariffs to limit vulnerable households’ exposure to high energy bills
  • reinforce the legal duty on the Government to act to end fuel poverty.

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