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Mobile Homes: Energy

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to support energy efficiency measures for mobile homes. (242221)

The Government's Warm Front programme provides assistance to vulnerable households, including those living in mobile homes, with repairs of existing and installation of new heating systems.

Mobile homes often prove difficult to treat, with many of the most cost-effective measures, such as loft and cavity wall insulation and mains gas central heating being unsuitable. However, Warm Front has developed mechanisms for assessing new technologies that could be brought onto the scheme. We are currently reviewing alternative heating and insulation measures which potentially could provide future solutions for mobile home properties.