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Asked if there would be a readout after the energy meeting, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that questions should be directed to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Asked for the Government response to the gesture politics accusation around energy prices, the PMS said that they should wait and see what came out of the meeting. He added that clearly world markets would affect household bills, but so would competition in the retail market – the more competition, the better the deal for consumers. The PMS said that if the Government could make sure homes were well insulated and energy consumption came down, that would also reduce household bills.

Asked if the Government had any objection to the idea of separating generators and suppliers, the PMS said that was a matter for OFGEM who were looking at a range of issues about how the market was operating.

Asked if the Government was encouraged by what SSE did last week, the PMS said that they were and that anything that improved competition in this market would be welcomed.

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