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Fuel Poverty: Hemel Hempstead

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people were in fuel poverty in Hemel Hempstead constituency in the latest period for which figures are available. (229656)

The most recent year for which sub-national estimates of fuel poverty are available is 2003. The data for fuel poverty levels for 2003 come from the Fuel Poverty Indicator dataset—available online at:

http://www.fuelpovertyindicator.org.uk/.

In 2003, there were around 2,000 households in the constituency of Hemel Hempstead living in fuel poverty.

Fuel poverty is not measured at an individual level so these data may not reflect the current situation.