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Fuel-poor Households

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the change in the number of fuel-poor households between 2006 and 2009. (270311)

The latest official fuel poverty numbers show there were around 2.4 million fuel poor households in England and 3.5 million in the UK in 2006.

Official projections made last year for England estimated that fuel poverty could rise to around 3.1 million households in 2007 and 3.6 million in 2008.

Projections for 2009 will be published later this year, when more information on energy prices is available, together with the actual data for 2007.