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Natural Gas: Distribution

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how many households in each (a) region and (b) local authority do not have access to mains gas; and if he will make a statement; (181069)

(2) what percentage of homes are within 100 yards of a mains gas supply, broken down by (a) region and (b) local authority.

As part of its regional and local energy statistics publication programme, BERR has published the number of domestic gas meter points in each local authority in Great Britain. A document listing the estimates comparing the number of domestic meter points with the estimates of the number of households in each region and local authority for 2004 (the latest year for which both sets of data are complete) has been placed in the Libraries of the House. Corresponding data are not available for Northern Ireland.

The Government do not hold information about the proximity of homes to gas mains.