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Natural Gas: Housing

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many homes in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the East Midlands and (d) North West Leicestershire were not connected to the natural gas supply at the most recent date for which figures are available; and what the average number was by parliamentary constituency in (i) the UK and (ii) England. (182804)

[holding answer 28 January 2008]: As part of its regional and local energy statistics publication programme, BERR has published the number of domestic gas meter points in each region and local authority in Great Britain. The following estimates compare the number of domestic meter points with the estimates of the number of households in each area for 2004. Corresponding data are not available for the UK, as BERR do not have information relating to Northern Ireland.




East Midlands


North West Leicestershire



Gas sales and numbers of customers by region and area: 2004, BERR

Mid-year household estimates for England: 2004, CLG

Figures for North West Leicestershire relate to the local authority rather than the parliamentary constituency. BERR do not have data at parliamentary constituency level.