Energy Bills – Green Levies

Mr Peter Hain (Neath) (Lab):Since two thirds of the green levies on people’s energy bills were established under this Government, why has the Prime Minister been attacking himself?

The Prime Minister: The right hon. Gentleman is wrong. [Interruption.] The fact is that many of the green levies were put in place by Labour. Let me remind him that one of the first acts of this Government was with the £179 renewable heat initiative, which the leader of the Labour party wanted to put on the bill of every single person in the country—and we took it off the bill.