Treasury under fire for avoiding Energy Bill questions

The Treasury has come under fire from MPs for apparently trying to avoid facing some “very important questions” about the draft Energy Bill. While Energy Secretary Ed Davey and his minister Charles Hendry appeared before the Parliamentary watchdog yesterday, as part of the bill’s pre-legislative scrutiny, Economic Secretary Chloe Smith did not. When challenged about […]

Treasury ‘dictating energy policy’

The Shadow Energy Minister has criticised the Government’s energy policies for being dictated by the Treasury. As Energy Minister Charles Hendry announced the National Policy Statements that will be the framework for the industry, his shadow counterpart took the opportunity to air the Opposition’s distaste for Treasury interference in energy policy. Huw Irranca Davies said […]