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Public Expenditure

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the (a) £100 million in capital funding brought forward to 2009-10 and (b) £50 million of capital spending brought forward from 2010-11 to 2008-09 on the number of homes in which energy efficient and heating measures will be installed under the Warm Front programme; and how much of the funding has been spent in each month since it was announced. (286649)

On 11 September 2008, the Government announced an increase to Warm Front funding of £74 million (2008-09: £50 million and 2009-10: £24 million). Funding for the scheme increased further on 24 November 2008 through the pre-Budget report process with an additional £50 million for years 2008-09 and 2009-10. As part of the pre-Budget report, Warm Front spend was re-profiled to bring forward £50 million from 2010-11 to 2009-10.

The following table details a breakdown of the monthly spend for this additional funding and the number of households assisted.

Spend (£000)

Number of households assisted

Pre-Budget report 2008-09 (£50 million)

December 2008

10,119

3,362

January 2009

9,847

4,850

February 2009

14,234

4,804

March 2009

15,800

21,674

Total

50,000

34,690

Pre-Budget Report 2009-10 (£50 million) + £50 million brought forward from 2010-11

April 2009

43,273

17,690

May 2009

56,044

19,982

June 2009

Total

99,317

37,672

Home Energy Savings Programme 2008-09 (£50 million)

October 2008

9,806

8,138

November 2008

9,514

8,138

December 2008

14,584

8,153

January 2009

10,855

7,893

February 2009

4,953

March 2009

288

Total

50,000

32,322

Home Energy Savings Programme 2009-10 (£24 million)

April 2009

May 2009

10,286

1,022

June 2009

2,997

3,878

Total

13,283

4,900