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Energy: Housing

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 22nd February 2010.

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Photo of Peter Ainsworth Peter Ainsworth Conservative, East Surrey

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.

Photo of David Kidney David Kidney Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Energy and Climate Change

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.

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