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Energy: Fees and Charges

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent comparisons his Department has made between the cost to domestic energy users of (a) mains gas and (b) liquefied petroleum gas; and if he will make a statement. (199432)

Comparison of the costs to heat a property are used in the modelling of fuel poverty and are sourced from the Sutherland Comparative Domestic Heating Cost tables, available through

http://www.sutherlandtables.co.uk/.

The latest figures are from October 2007 and show the following estimates of the “costs of space and water heating for an average size three bedroom house”:

£

Heating fuel

Type of heating system

South-east

South-west and Wales

Midlands

Northern England

Scotland

Gas—B.Gas two tier rate

Boiler, radiators and DHW cylinder

682

653

698

728

754

Condensing boiler, radiators and DHW cylinder

571

547

584

609

630

LPG propane (bulk)

Boiler, radiators and DHW cylinder

1,437

1,344

1,433

1,531

1,504

Condensing boiler, radiators and DHW cylinder

1,189

1,113

1,186

1,266

1,245