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Gas Price Increases In Northern Ireland

EDM number 874 in 2003-04, proposed by David Burnside on 22/03/2004.

That this House notes the outrageous 20 per cent. increase for domestic and small business gas users in Northern Ireland, which follows a 11 per cent. increase in gas prices last October; understands that Phoenix Gas is facing a 50 per cent. increase in cost for wholesale gas from British Gas Trading, who have an effective monopoly on supply of wholesale gas in Northern Ireland; calls on the Department of Trade and Industry to intervene with British Gas Trading requiring it to explain its actions and to give the Regulator greater powers to limit such price increases; and urges the Northern Ireland Office to allocate emergency funds to help offset the price increases in the Province, which already suffers from the highest energy costs of any part of the United Kingdom.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

David Burnside22/03/2004South AntrimUUPProposed
Martin Smyth23/03/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Ann Cryer23/03/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Roy Beggs23/03/2004East AntrimUUPSigned
David Trimble23/03/2004Upper BannUUPSigned
Paul Marsden24/03/2004Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson25/03/2004StrangfordDUPSigned
Harry Barnes25/03/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/03/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon29/03/2004North DownUUPSigned
Kevin McNamara30/03/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
David Hamilton30/03/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Albert Owen30/03/2004Ynys MLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn31/03/2004JarrowLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell31/03/2004East LondonderryDUPSigned
Alan Simpson01/04/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Sue Doughty01/04/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Harold Best19/04/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Roger Williams19/04/2004Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds27/04/2004Belfast NorthDUPSigned

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