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Ferris welcomes Minister’s acceptance of fuel poverty proposals

18 January, 2012 - by Martin Ferris TD

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Energy Martin Ferris TD has welcomed the acceptance by Minister Pat Rabbitte of the spirit of opposition amendments to the Energy Provisions Bill on fuel poverty.

Deputy Ferris was speaking during the Report Stage of the Bill in the Dáil this morning.

Deputy Ferris said:

“I am happy to withdraw my amendment in the light of the Minister’s own amendment to include provision for funding of a programme to address fuel poverty.

“I would also hope that the programme itself will address the fundamental issues of costs and incomes as well as energy efficiency.”

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