Block on aid for pensioners angers MP

North Norfolk's MP this week slammed the blocking of an attempt in Parliament to help thousands of the area's pensioners. The Fuel Poverty Bill - spearheaded by Lib Dem MP David Heath and backed by Labour and Conservative backbenchers - ran out of time following a four hour debate in parliament, meaning it cannot progress any further.

North Norfolk's MP this week slammed the blocking of an attempt in Parliament to help thousands of the area's pensioners.

The Fuel Poverty Bill - spearheaded by Lib Dem MP David Heath and backed by Labour and Conservative backbenchers - ran out of time following a four-hour debate in parliament, meaning it cannot progress any further. The bill hoped to place an "absolute duty" on the government to eliminate fuel poverty by 2016.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb said he was furious that something which would have benefitted thousands of people in his constituency had been talked out.


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