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Sustainable Buildings

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Low Carbon Buildings Programme budget is for household installations in 2006-07; and how much of that year's funding has been allocated. (94376)

The budget for year one of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme household stream is £3.5 million. To date, £3.56 million has been committed to successful projects on the basis that past experience leads us to believe that not all these projects will go forward as expected.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the household stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme is able to meet demand for grants. (94377)

[holding answer 17 October 2006]: Under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme, we have currently committed £3.5 million towards 1,948 projects.

We are aware that demand has been higher than anticipated, and are reviewing the funding available for the household stream going forward.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Low Carbon Buildings Programme budget for household installations is in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09. (94378)

[holding answer 17 October 2006]: The budgets for the household stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in years two and three are as follows:

Budget (£ million)

2007-08

2.0

2008-09

1.0