'Absolutely no question of lights going out', promises Business Secretary

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Published on 20 Sep 2021, 16:27
The Business Secretary has said he will set out how the Government plans to manage the looming energy crisis.

Kwasi Kwarteng told MPs that he had met with representatives of Ofgem and energy companies over the weekend, "and this morning I held a further roundtable discussion"

Protecting consumers is "our number one, our primary focus and will shape or entire approach to this crisis".

He said there was no prospect of a shortage of gas, saying there will be "no three-day week or throwback to the 1970s".

He added there was "not question of the lights going out, or people being unable to heat their homes.

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