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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of households in the priority group under (a) phase one of the Energy Efficiency Commitment (EEC), (b) phase two of the EEC and (c) the Carbon Emission Reduction Target programme which were in fuel poverty on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
The latest figures available are for England in 2007. The following table shows number of priority group households in England for each phase of EEC and CERT and the proportion of these that are estimated to be in fuel poverty in 2007:
|In priority groups|
|EEC1( 1)||EEC2( 1)||CERT||All households|
|Total number of households (thousand)||6,545||5,559||8,681||21,380|
|Number of fuel poor households (thousand)||1,279||1,224||2,096||2,819|
|Proportion of households that are fuel poor (percentage)||19.5||22.0||24.1||13.2|
|(1) EEC1 and EEC2 figures are estimated.|
Each of the policies covers GB, but fuel poverty statistics are a devolved responsibility.