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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Older People: Weather more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what contingency plans the Government has in place for winter 2016-17 to support pensioners and other vulnerable people in the event of a prolonged spell of below average temperatures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish remove filter
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 46271 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-28more like thismore than 2016-09-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has various policies in place that will support pensioners and other vulnerable people with their energy bills throughout winter 2016/17,irrespective of temperature.</p><p> </p><p>The Warm Home Discount scheme provides eligible households with a £140 energy bill rebate. This winter, over 2 million low income and vulnerable households, of which over 1.2 million are pensioner households, will be helped under the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Over 12 million pensioners receive the Winter Fuel Payment of up to £300 each winter while people on certain benefits, including Pension Credit, receive a £25 Cold Weather Payment for each seven day period of freezing temperatures.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also reforming the Energy Company Obligation to have a greater focus on vulnerable and low income households. It will have a value of £640m a year, will run from 2017 until 2022, and and homes helped under the new obligation could see their energy bills fall by up to £300 per year.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we are providing £1.3m to fund the Big Energy Saving Network and running the Big Energy Saving Week again. This is a grant scheme that supports vulnerable consumers to take action to reduce their energy costs by switching supplier and taking up energy efficiency, through outreach by trusted and trained community and third sector organisations.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2016-09-28T13:03:41.267Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-28T13:03:41.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fuel Poverty: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many children in England were classed as living in fuel poverty in each year since May 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish remove filter
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 46272 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Fuel poverty is measured at the household level. We do not publish the number of children in fuel poverty as we cannot accurately estimate personal level information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2016-09-27T10:23:57.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-27T10:23:57.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this