Prime minister David Cameron has faced questioning over the lack of cheap energy deals for British consumers in parliament.
East Lothian representative Fiona O'Donnell criticised Mr Cameron in last week's Prime Minister's Questions session, pointing out that domestic energy users who cannot afford to be subjected to further price hikes from energy suppliers need help now.
She noted that the Conservative leader made a promise while in opposition to take tough action on energy prices, adding that people are facing "enormous increases" in their energy expenditure.
Mr Cameron replied: "We are taking action. There is only a certain amount that can be done when fuel prices have gone up by as much as they have over the past year - a 50 per cent increase in oil and gas.
"We do have the warm home discount and the Warm Front scheme. We are making sure that when there are special tariffs, companies must offer them to users; that makes a difference," he added.
It comes after ScottishPower announced price hikes for its gas and electricity customers.
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