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Energy: Prices

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people in (a) Wakefield District and (b) Hemsworth constituency are eligible for social tariffs from energy suppliers. (210730)

The information requested is not available. Energy suppliers voluntarily provide a range of assistance to households vulnerable to fuel poverty, including social tariffs. In April the Government secured the individual agreement of the six largest energy suppliers to increase their collective spend on social assistance to £150 million a year by 2010-11. This will be spent on a number of initiatives including social tariffs, rebates and trust funds.