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Energy Saving Schemes

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the money allocated to the Energy Saving Trust for the Low Carbon Buildings Programme has been distributed in the form of grants. (93747)

The original budget for Low Carbon Buildings Programme Phase 1 was £30 million. £1.5 million was brought forward for use on the Clear Skies and Solar PV Major Demonstration Programmes to smooth the transition between the legacy schemes, and the new scheme.

From the remaining £28.5 million, £4.3 million has been committed to household and community projects, which is 15 per cent. of the budget. Of this amount, £0.2 million has been paid out in grants to date, which is 1 per cent. of the budget.

Further information on programme spend can be found in the information and resources section of the programme website, www.lowcarbonbuildings.org.uk