Heating or Eating

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4379
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

John Major's recently commented that energy price rises of more than 10% were "unacceptable" and called on the Government to take action as people were being put in a position of choosing between 'heating or eating'. Do you agree with this view, and will you be able to do anything to help Londoners based on the pledges you made to decentralise the energy market in London?

Answer

Answer for Heating or Eating

Answer for Heating or Eating

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to ensuring London has a low-cost, secure and low carbon energy supply. This requires investment and we should be mindful of the desperate need to deliver new energy infrastructure following the short-termist and irresponsible policies of the former government.