To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
(1) if he will introduce stamp duty and provisions for council tax rebates for purchasers making energy-efficiency improvements to their home to encourage homeowners and landlords to make energy efficiency improvements under the Green Deal programme;
(2) if he will introduce fiscal and economic incentives to encourage homeowners and landlords to make energy efficiency improvements under the Green Deal programme.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the 2011 autumn statement £200 million of additional capital to encourage early uptake of the Green Deal. DECC announced, in September 2012, the first £12 million of this funding will be allocated to seven cities across England to help pilot the Green Deal in their regions.