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Asked it the PM was concerned about the rising household energy bills, the PMS said that the PM was concerned about the succession of announcements from energy companies about energy bills increases, but that this reflected rises in the world energy markets.

Asked about a leaked memo to the PM on this issue, the PMS said that we didn’t comment on leaks. There was a separate issue concerning the Government’s energy policy and its impact on prices. The Government had set out a policy, designed to ensure that we keep the lights on and keep prices low for consumers over the long term.

Asked if prices would go up as a result of policy changes, the PMS said it was difficult to set out what would happen to energy prices over the next ten or twenty years, but that we needed an energy policy that achieved our objectives security of supply, greener energy and keeping prices low for consumers. The impact on prices was not clear, for example, reliance on scarce fossil fuels in the future would push up prices.

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