LONDON, March 26 British Prime Minister David
Cameron said on Wednesday his government's energy policies had
allowed British power utility SSE to freeze its prices
until January 2016, a decision he said he welcomed.
"It is hugely welcome in our country that energy companies
are cutting and freezing their bills," Cameron told parliament,
saying SSE had cited his government's rolling back of green
levies as one of the main reasons it was able to freeze prices.
Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labour party, said
SSE's move vindicated his own party's policy of forcing energy
companies to freeze their prices - if it is elected next year -
an idea Cameron has derided.
Cameron dismissed Miliband's assertion that SSE's decision
had "demolished" his opposition to such a freeze.
(Reporting by William James; Editing by Andrew Osborn and Guy