Energy: Buildings

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) local authority and (b) housing association homes in City of York constituency have had energy efficiency improvements in each of the last five years; and what the average cost per dwelling to the public purse of those improvements was.

Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Minister of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change)

The Government have set the Decent Homes Standard, whereby social landlords are challenged to make homes warm and weather proof, with modern facilities. The following table shows the number of local authority homes in the City of York that have had energy efficiency improvements in the last five years and the total cost of these improvements.

Number of LA dwellings that had central heating, windows and insulation installed, and associated expenditure, City of York, 2005-09
Central Heating Windows Insulation
Dwellings Expenditure (£000) Dwellings Expenditure (£000) Dwellings Expenditure (£000)
2005 488 995 685 769 24 3
2006 671 1,545 220 550 9 1
2007 685 2,797 45 71 - -
2008 918 2,654 - - 178 26
2009 573 1,496 166 267 117 21
Source: Annual returns to Communities and Local Government.

It is not possible to derive average costs per dwelling since not all dwellings will have had all three elements of works carried out. The Government do not collect data about housing association expenditure.

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