30 JUN 2016

Energy and Climate Change Update

June continued to be a busy time in Westminster for Dr. Dan with a number of meetings of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, of which Dr. Dan is Vice Chair. Amongst the key business was a session considering the UK's progress on developing renewable energy sources for both heat and transport.

Dr Dan also contributed to another key session during which the Committee considered the Competition and Market Authority's Energy Market investigation report, looking at transparency and clarity on price comparison websites for energy providers.

Listen to Dr. Dan on BBC Radio 4's Moneybox programme, after MPs warn that a report designed to encourage competition may in fact have the opposite effect.

Listen here http://tinyurl.com/gsnzdju and click to the Chapter on Energy Switching.

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Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....

Asylum Accommodation Contracts: Economic Growth: East of England (10 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous) on securing this debate, on his chairmanship, with the hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner), of the east of England all-party parliamentary group, and on helping to put the east more firmly on the Government’s map. My hon. Friend was absolutely right...