Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Ian Pearson (Minister of State (Climate Change and the Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Dudley South, Labour)
Fuel poverty is a devolved matter. In England, the English House Condition survey is used to determine the level of fuel poverty. Survey results have a two year lag, thus the latest figures available are for 2004.
|Number of households in fuel poverty (millions)|
Since 2004, the fuel price increases that have occurred are likely to mean that a further households in England will have been drawn into fuel poverty.