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Housing: Insulation
09 March 2010
Volume 507
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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many houses have been insulated in Bolton under Government schemes in each of the last five years. [321189]

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The three principal Government schemes to encourage take-up of energy efficiency measures in Great Britain are Warm Front, the Decent Homes programme, and the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT). Table A shows the number of homes in Bolton to be insulated under Warm Front 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. Table B shows the capital investment allocated by Government to Bolton council for their housing stock since 2001 through Decent Homes.

CERT is an obligation on energy suppliers to achieve reductions in the level of CO2 emitted by the domestic sector. It and its predecessor schemes have delivered some 7.5 million key insulation measures to homes in Great Britain since 2002. Energy suppliers are not currently required to report at local authority level where they have installed measures. The Department is currently finalising agreements with the suppliers and the Energy Saving Trust which will enable the reporting of the number of CERT measures professionally installed to a local authority level. It will also allow local authorities to sign agreements with the Energy Saving Trust to see energy efficiency delivery in their local areas.

Table A: Number of houses in Bolton that have been insulated through the Warm Front Scheme in the last five years

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-101

Cavity Wall Insulation

212

568

500

412

249

Draught proofing

162

485

492

293

189

Loft Insulation

268

621

632

525

323

Total

642

1674

1624

1230

761

1 Up to 28 February 2010.

Source:

EAGA 2010

Table B: Number of LA dwellings that received insulation, and associated expenditure, Bolton 2005-09

Dwellings

Expenditure (£000)

2005

1,276

299

2006

102

24

2007

2,378

559

2008

1,812

482

2009

89

24

Source:

Annual returns to Communities and Local Government