Minister unable to say whether Zahawi was telling truth when he first said taxes were fully paid – live

LIVE – Updated at 17:25 Labour MP asks whether Zahawi statement in the summer was untrue, with Cabinet Office minister saying he does not know the answer.

Labour calls for moratorium on energy customers being forced onto prepayment meters 17:25 Ofgem announced today that it is reviewing the extent to which energy

companies are forcing some customers to move over to prepayment meters, which are more expensive. My colleague Mark Sweney has the story here. Related: Energy

suppliers to be investigated over Britons forced on to prepayment meters On his visit to Octopus Energy, Keir Starmer said forcing customers to switch was “shocking”.

He went on: The idea that people who are struggling with their bills are being forced onto prepayment meters, which are more expensive — you only need to say that

to recognise it is wrong … For a Labour government, we would have a moratorium straight away in relation to this. During an urgent question in the Commons

Ed Miliband, the shadow secretary for climate change and net zero, said as a start the government should impose a ban on the forced installation of prepayment meters this

winter. In response Graham Stuart, the energy minister, said that the government accepted the need to protect customers and that it was looking at the case for social

tariffs for energy customers on low incomes. But he said that for some people prepayment meters could be “a useful tool to allow them to manage their credit and make sure that

they don’t get drawn into the court system”.