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On 2 February 2010, Conservative MP Philip Dunne led a debate on aluminium smelting in the UK, accusing the government of "muddled" oversight of the industry.

He told MPs that plants were in danger of shutting down because the price of power was too high.

"Electricity costs in this country are some 20% higher" than elsewhere in Europe, Mr Dunne said.

He criticised the Climate Change Levy, accusing the government of "failing to recognise the achievement of the aluminium industry in meeting its carbon reduction targets".

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