Fuel Poverty Bill

Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 9:49 am on 20th March 2009.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Shadow Chief Whip (Commons) 9:49 am, 20th March 2009

I too am grateful to my hon. Friend, and congratulate him on selecting this Bill. In my constituency, 5,700 families are living in fuel poverty. Does he agree that the investment in energy efficiency measures that his Bill requires would not only help to eradicate fuel poverty across the country in a sustainable way, but would give a vital shot in the arm to our economy, particularly the construction trades which are so hard pressed at the moment?

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