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Fuel Poverty

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1447W, on fuel poverty, when he expects (a) fuel poverty figures for 2006 and (b) updated regional fuel poverty figures to be published. (202375)

Fuel poverty figures for 2006 will be available in the sixth annual fuel poverty strategy progress report later this year. Data used to estimate numbers of fuel poor households are derived from the annual English House Conditions Survey (EHCS). Regional figures (at Government office region level) will be published in an annex of detailed tables accompanying the 2006 report.