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Fuel Poverty

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of households in (a) Southend West constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England are in fuel poverty; what recent representations he has received on this issue; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

In the year 2008, the latest year for which data are available, the number of households living in fuel poverty in the Southend West constituency was estimated to be 4,500. This is equivalent to around 12% of households in Southend West.

The respective figures for Essex were 82,000 households (12%) and 3.3 million households (16%) in England.

The Annual Report on Fuel Poverty, including the figures for 2009, will be published on 14 July.

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