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Boilers: Government Assistance

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department takes to ensure that boilers to be replaced under the boiler scrappage scheme are in working order before replacement. (320304)

The boiler to be replaced under the Boiler Scrappage Scheme must be in working order (unless the applicant is over 60) to be eligible for a voucher.

In the first place we rely on a declaration by the applicant. This is checked by an onsite audit of a percentage of applicants before the replacement boiler is installed.

There is also a signed declaration on the voucher by the installer and applicant that the boiler removed was working where this is applicable.