Heating: Health

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 3rd March 2022.

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Photo of Marco Longhi Marco Longhi Conservative, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what definition his Department uses for health and wellbeing in his Heat and Buildings Strategy.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

In the Heat and Buildings Strategy, the Government noted that improving the energy performance of buildings and installing low carbon heating can deliver health and wellbeing benefits, especially for those living in fuel poverty. Energy efficiency improvements help citizens avoid physical illnesses and can improve wellbeing due to cost reductions. The Strategy does not seek to define Health and Wellbeing, however this assessment is consistent with all major definitions, including those provided by the WHO, the NHS and DHSC.

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