Fuel Poverty: Lancashire

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been removed from fuel poverty as a result of the energy companies obligation in (a) Lancashire and (b) Pendle constituency.

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

ECO plays a vital role in tackling the principal cause of fuel poverty—energy inefficient housing. The Affordable Warmth and Carbon Saving Communities elements of ECO are specifically directed at tackling fuel poverty. Over time, official statistics will indicate how policies such as ECO are driving up energy efficiency standards in fuel poor homes. However, we cannot estimate the number of individuals or households removed from fuel poverty as a result of a single policy on a regional or constituency basis.

ECO delivery data are available by administrative area and constituency. The figures for Affordable Warmth and Carbon Saving Communities are:

Area Number of Affordable Warmth measures Number of Carbon Saving Communities measures Total
Lancashire (administrative area) 4,699 1,582 6,281
Pendle (constituency) 563 162 725

These figures have been taken from our most recent report, from December 2013, which relates to ECO delivery up to the end of September 2013.

This report and future updates are hosted on the ECO and Green Deal statistics website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/green-deal-and-energy-company-obligation-eco-statistics

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