Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fuel Poverty - David Heath demonstrates what Parliament is really for

I haven't actually read the piece of legislation that David Heath is promoting as his Private Members' Bill, and whilst I probably support it, that isn't really the point.

Parliament should really be about debating the issues that really matter, and there are many amongst us who have genuine concerns about how they are going to keep warm in winter, in particular the elderly. Indeed, as fossil fuels begin to run out, it is likely that the cost of heating will rise rather faster than inflation, and the problem will intensify.

So I'm pleased to see David use his opportunity to do something serious and let's hope that the issue gets the full debate that it deserves...

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