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Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of people in the UK who are in fuel poverty.

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Gregory Barker (The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change; Bexhill and Battle, Conservative)

Fuel poverty is measured at a household rather than individual level. In 2010, the latest year for which data are available, an estimated 4.75 million households in the UK were in fuel poverty. This represented approximately 19% of all UK households.

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