Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Scottish Power's price rises!

The decision by Scottish Power to raise gas prices by 19% and electricity prices by 10% last week has been met by calls for the company to be punished by consumers by Chris Huhne the Energy Secretary an John Swinney the Scottish Finance Minister has demanded meetings with Scottish Power executives and they may well be summonsed to give evidence before a Holyrood committee. Both should be congratulated for their committment to protect the poor and disadvantagedby challenging Scottish Power's price rises, but what of Wales? Has any of our ministers made any comment; what about Huw Lewis our so called child poverty champion, is he trying to do anything about fuel poverty? It seems to me that we in Wales are standing still on a whole host of issues.

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