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Warm Front Scheme

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total value of grants made under (a) the Warm Front and (b) the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme was in each of the last five years. (231276)

The Warm Front spend since the scheme’s inception in 2000 is outlined as follows:

Scheme year

Approximate total spend/budget (£ million)

2000-01

72

2001-02

197

2002-03

163

2003-04

164

2004-05

166

2005-06

192

2006-07

320

2007-08

350

Fuel poverty is now a devolved issue and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) does not hold the appropriate data for the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme in Wales (HEES Wales).

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) applications for grants and (b) grants were made under (i) the Warm Front and (ii) the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme there have been in each of the last five years. (231278)

The following table illustrates, by scheme year, (a) the number of applications made to the Warm Front Scheme from households both eligible and not eligible for assistance, and (b) the number of households assisted in each year, since 2003-04.

Warm Front Scheme (England all)

Scheme year

Total applications made

Total households assisted

2003-04

1182,852

188,974

2004-05

1199,423

208,084

2005-06

221,259

173,184

2006-07

355,987

253,079

2007-08

390,621

268,900

1 Figures do not include those applications made in the Eastern region where the scheme was being delivered by Powergen.

Fuel poverty is now a devolved issue and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) does not hold the appropriate data for the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme in Wales (HEES Wales).