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Insulation: Housing

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 7th April 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 how many homes in Great Britain had cavity walls and no cavity wall insulation at the end of (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; and if he will make a statement.

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

We estimate that by the end of 2008, approximately 10 million homes in Great Britain had received cavity wall insulation, leaving around 3.5 million homes with cavities still possible to be filled without significant practical difficulties. Approximately 600,000 cavities were treated during 2009, taking the total number of filled cavities to just over 10.5 million and leaving an estimated 2.9 million homes with cavities considered practical to fill. The Government have committed to filling all cavity walls, where practical, by the end of 2015.

Further information can be found in the 2008 English Housing Survey, and in the Government's recent Warm Homes, Greener Homes strategy and supporting documents.

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