Solar Power (Feed-in Tariff) debate
During a debate on solar panel feed-in tariff proposals, Neil Parish calls on the Government to clarify whether the tariffs will be retrospective.
Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) (Con): I should very much like to ask the Minister to clarify the situation regarding the tariffs and whether they will be retrospective. Mid Devon council in my constituency has 1,800 homes on which it wants to put solar panels. Two thirds of those people are on housing benefit and they would get the benefit of £3 a week off their electricity bill, so I am very concerned about the retrospective side of the tariff.