The State Opposition Leader, Mark McGowan, says he wants parliament's privileges committee to investigate whether the Premier misled parliament about the level of support for the merger of Verve and Synergy.

Colin Barnett has conceded he took "a bit of license" when he made public comments both in and outside of parliament, that the Chairmen of Verge and Synergy wrote to him, wanting the two organisations to be amalgamated.

The letter was tabled yesterday and contains no request to merge the two utilities.

Mark McGowan says the Premier has lied to Parliament to justify changing the electricity market in the face of stiff opposition.

"You can't as Premier of the state go before the parliament and tell blatant lies in order to justify laws that could potentially be catastrophic for our electricity industry in this state, yet that is what this Premier has done," he said.

"The business community of this state should be very very worried.

"We have a Premier who doesn't tell the truth in order to justify laws that could potentially harm the state's economy."

The Premier's office has been contacted for comment.

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