ENERGY executives have escaped a grilling after a power cut at the Houses of Parliament.
The Energy and Climate Change Committee were demanding an explanation for above-inflation rises in bills when the room went black and the burglar alarm started going off.
Ofgem head Andrew Wright said: “My immediate response was one of primal fear.
“After twenty minutes someone found a torch, and it emerged the card meter has mysteriously run out despite there being £30 on it in the morning.
“I agreed to drive Speaker Bercow to the Co-op to charge the card up, but it was closed so we had to go to Londis, and by the time we got back all the energy executives had gone.”