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Schools: Boilers

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in Gloucestershire are heated by oil-powered boilers; and if he will make a statement. (256873)

[holding answer 23 February 2009]: The Department does not hold this information. However, we have contacted South Gloucestershire Council and Gloucestershire county council and they have told us that in South Gloucestershire there are 23 schools heated by oil-fired boilers out of a total of 115 local authority maintained schools and in Gloucestershire 40 schools out of a total of 310 schools are heated by oil. The majority of these schools are rural primary schools which do not have a gas supply.