Committee on Fuel Poverty

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered at on 24 March 2017.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount of spending by his Department on supporting the activities of the Committee on Fuel Poverty in each month in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Committee on Fuel Poverty was launched in January 2016. To the end of February 2017, members have been paid a total of £75,656 for their work on the Committee. Monthly payments are broadly similar as they relate to the agreed rates paid to members of the Committee, plus expenses.

The Committee also has access to a Departmental research budget and has submitted a proposal for approval.

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