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Carbon Emissions: Housing

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department plans to spend on the Social Housing Energy Saving Programme in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14; and what estimate he has made of the (i) proportion of such expenditure to be incurred in England, (ii) the carbon savings to be achieved, (iii) the number of properties affected and (iv) the number of jobs created from such expenditure in each year. (300476)

[holding answer 23 November 2009]: The information is as follows:

(a) 2009-10—£54.5 million of funding has already been allocated

(i) 100 per cent. of the funding is allocated to social housing providers in England,

(ii) 52,000 tonnes estimated carbon saving

(iii) 65,000 homes

(iv) 1,300 Jobs

(b) 2010-11—£29.3 million of funding has already been allocated

(i) 100 per cent. is allocated social housing providers in England

(ii) 34,400 tonnes estimated carbon saving

(iii) 43,000 homes

(iv) 900 Jobs

(c, d and e) Currently no funding has been allocated to the programme post 2011.