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Fuel Poverty

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 2 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in reviewing their fuel poverty strategy. [HL3330]

The Fuel Poverty Review is examining whether existing measures to tackle fuel poverty could be made more effective, and whether there is scope to optimise the targeting methods used for current and future policies, to improve their effectiveness. It is also considering whether new policies should be introduced to help us make further progress towards our goals, particularly in light of market conditions and our aims to reduce carbon emissions.

The review is currently undertaking initial analysis of the fuel poverty policy landscape. It is looking at different future price scenarios. The initial findings of the review are expected later this summer.

Until the review has delivered its findings it would be inappropriate to consider whether to revise the Government’s Fuel Poverty Strategy.