Dame Joan Ruddock (Lewisham Deptford) (Lab): "The Secretary of State is obviously very pleased with himself about the tariffs, but will he acknowledge that he has failed to deliver what the Prime Minister promised, which was to put everybody on the lowest tariff? Given that he has not done that, will he consider making a concession to over-75-year-olds, who could save £200 a year by being on the lowest tariff? The 3,500 pensioners in my constituency would greatly appreciate that."
The Secretary of State replied that the government wanted to help everyone, not just pensioners.
While reducing the number of tariffs is very welcome, some people will end up paying more. The over 75s are the most vulnerable and ought to be helped. It's not as though the energy companies can't afford it!
You can read the full exchange in the House of Commons Hansard.