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Fuel Poverty

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent assessment is of the number of people in fuel poverty in (a) St Albans constituency, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England and Wales. (254223)

The most recently available sub-regional split of fuel poverty relates to 2003, and shows that there were around 1,900 fuel-poor households in the St. Albans constituency and around 22,200 fuel-poor households in Hertfordshire.

More recent figures are available for England and Wales. These show that in 2006, there were around 2.7 million fuel-poor households in England and Wales.

Fuel poverty is not measured at an individual level.