Lords debate impact of Brexit on energy security
1 June 2018
On Wednesday 6 June, the House of Lords debates the European Union Committee's report Brexit: energy security
- Parliament TV: Watch the debate
- Report: Brexit: energy security (HTML)
- Report: Brexit: energy security (PDF)
- Government response: Brexit: energy security (pdf 822KB)
- EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
In its inquiry, the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee investigated the impact Brexit would have on the UK's energy security. The report concluded that Brexit will put the UK's current frictionless trade in energy with the EU at risk, and called on the Government to set out how it will work with the EU to anticipate and manage supply shortages, and to assess what impact leaving the Internal Energy Market would have on the price paid by consumers for their energy. It also raised concerns about the impact of leaving Euratom (the European Atomic Energy Community), and of the impact of Brexit on energy arrangements on the island of Ireland.
Lord Teverson, Chairman of the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, will open the debate and set out the Committee's key findings and concerns. Members will then debate the issues before the Rt Hon Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, responds for the Government.
A full list of Members who are due to speak can be viewed in the Speaker's Lists.