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Warm Front Scheme

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the value of the administration fee paid to Eaga in regard to the Warm Front scheme was in each of the last 10 years. (242494)

Eaga has been the main contractor for Warm Front across the country since 2005. Since that point, the administration fees paid have been:

Administration cost (£)

Percentage total of budget

2005-06

18,048,000

9.6

2006-07

25,551,000

9.1

2007-08

31,464,000

8.9

2008-09 (Forecast)

20,563,000

6.5

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many applications for Warm Front grants have been (a) made and (b) refused in the last 12 months. (253605)

Over the last year Warm Front has received applications from 308,915 households that are entitled to a Warm Front grant. Warm Front does not record the number of ineligible households that approach the scheme seeking assistance.