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Energy: Conservation

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much central Government funding has been spent on energy efficiency measures in (a) local authority, (b) housing association and (c) private homes in City of York local authority area in each year since 1996. (304507)

Funding to encourage take-up of energy efficiency measures in Great Britain is available primarily through three schemes: the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target, Warm Front, and the Decent Homes programme. However, only Warm Front and Decent Homes are funded from the public purse. Table A illustrates the investment made under Warm Front on measures to improve the energy efficiency of homes, by tenure, in the City of York since the scheme began in 2000.

Local authority and housing association homes are assisted through the Government-funded Decent Homes programme, as well as councils' own capital resources. Central Government has allocated City of York council £22.5 million for capital investment in their housing stock since 2001 through Decent Homes, as illustrated in Table B.

Table A: Warm Front spend in the City of York by tenure

Tenure

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

Owner Occupied

53,277

199,993

290,005

156,061

153,903

270,285

697,635

908,532

871,559

554,966

Private Rented

2,597

14,239

12,606

11,838

11,132

20,377

56,915

52,593

45,051

15,010

Housing Association

922

1,179

303

Local Authority

2,727

18,166

4,933

Table B: Decent Homes expenditure in the City of York: Expenditure on 'capital' works (installation, replacement or major repairs) York 2001-09

£000

Bathrooms

Central heating

Insulation

Windows

Total

2001

378

638

0

641

1,657

2002

335

480

23

1,282

2,120

2003

327

468

1

1,533

2,329

2004

369

1,007

0

1,220

2,596

2005

470

995

3

769

2,237

2006

560

1,545

1

550

2,656

2007

530

2,797

0

71

3,398

2008

508

2,654

26

0

3,188

2009

501

1,496

21

267

2,285

Source:

Annual returns to Communities and Local Government