§ Mr. Stunell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will bring forward proposals to repeal section 18(3)(a) of the Electricity Act 1989; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Battle
I have no current plans to repeal section 18(3)(a) of the Electricity Act 1989 which allows Public Electricity Suppliers to levy standing charges. I will, however, continue to examine ways to reduce fuel poverty.