Media playback is unsupported on your device

Energy bills: Ministers not seeking 'price pledge'

29 November 2013 Last updated at 19:07 GMT

The government has denied reports it is seeking a commitment from energy firms to hold their prices down until 2015.

Energy companies have told the BBC ministers had asked them to keep bills on hold so long as there is no significant move in global wholesale energy prices.

Labour has accused David Cameron of "pleading" with the energy firms rather than using legislation.

John Moylan reports.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.