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Energy Performance Certificates

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's publication, “Warm homes, greener homes: a strategy for household energy management”, whether a privacy impact assessment will be prepared in respect of plans to increase the number of public bodies with access to the Energy Performance Certificate Register. (324010)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has recently published ‘Warm Homes, Greener Homes’, the Government's strategy for Household Energy Management. This Department has recently published a consultation, ‘Making better use of Energy Performance Certificates and Data’. This consultation sets out our proposals for increased access to the data collected through energy performance certificates and display energy certificates.

A small-scale privacy impact statement has been completed by this Department in relation to the proposals contained in the consultation.