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The Department does not provide grants for insulation or other energy efficiency measures, as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has the lead responsibility for energy efficiency policy.

Fuel Poverty

Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of households in fuel poverty in each local authority area. [214415]

Malcolm Wicks: The most recent year for which local authority level estimates of fuel poverty are available is 2003. The data for fuel poverty levels for 2003 come from the Fuel Poverty Indicator dataset available online at:

The following table shows estimated fuel poverty levels for each local authority in England in 2003:


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Number

North West

Allerdale

2,700

Barrow in Furness

2,200

Blackburn with Darwen

3,900

Blackpool

4,400

Bolton

7,100

Burnley

2,700

Bury

4,700

Carlisle

2,900

Chester

3,100

Chorley

2,600

Congleton

2,200

Copeland

2,100

Crewe and Nantwich

3,000

Eden

1,500

Ellesmere Port and Neston

2,100

Fylde

2,000

Halton

3,200

Hyndburn

2,400

Knowsley

4,200

Lancaster

3,700

Liverpool

14,200

Macclesfield

3,700

Manchester

11,900

Oldham

5,700

Pendle

2,600

Preston

3,600

Ribble Valley

1,400

Rochdale

5,500

Rossendale

1,800

Salford

6,400

Sefton

8,000

South Lakeland

2,800

South Ribble

2,500

St. Helens

4,900

Stockport

7,300

Tameside

5,800

Trafford

5,500

Vale Royal

3,100

Warrington

4,800

West Lancashire

2,800

Wigan

8,300

Wirral

9,200

Wyre

2,900

Total

187,400

South East

Adur

1,400

Aran

3,500

Ashford

2,500

Aylesbury Vale

3,600

Basingstoke and Deane

3,400

Bracknell Forest

2,200

Brighton and Hove

6,500

Canterbury

3,300

Cherwell

2,900

Chichester

2,600

Chiltern

1,900

Crawley

2,100

Dartford

2,000

Dover

2,900

East Hampshire

2,400

Eastbourne

2,400

Eastleigh

2,500

Elmbridge

2,700

Epsom and Ewell

1,400

Fareham

2,400

Gosport

1,900

Gravesham

2,300

Guildford

2,800

Hart

1,800

Hastings

2,500

Havant

2,800

Horsham

2,700

Isle of Wight

3,800

Lewes

2,200

Maidstone

3,300

Medway

6,200

Mid Sussex

2,800

Milton Keynes

4,700

Mole Valley

1,800

New Forest

4,000

Oxford

2,900

Portsmouth

5,200

Reading

3,200

Reigate and Banstead

2,700

Rother

2,300

Runnymede

1,700

Rushmoor

1,900

Sevenoaks

2,500

Shepway

2,600

Slough

2,300

South Bucks

1,300

South Oxfordshire

2,900

Southampton

5,600

Spelthorne

2,000

Surrey Heath

1,700

Swale

3,100

Tandridge

1,700

Test Valley

2,500

Thanet

3,700

Tonbridge and Mailing

2,400

Tunbridge Wells

2,500

Vale of White Horse

2,500

Waverley

2,600

Wealden

3,300

West Berkshire

3,100

West Oxfordshire

2,100

Winchester

2,400

Windsor and Maidenhead

2,900

Woking

1,900

Wokingham

3,000

Worthing

2,500

Wycombe

3,400

Total

186,500

South West

Bath and North East Somerset

4,100

Bournemouth

4,400

Bristol City of

10,200

Caradon

2,200

Carrick

2,500

Cheltenham

2,800

Christchurch

1,100

Cotswold

2,100

East Devon

3,300

East Dorset

1,900

Exeter

2,900

Forest of Dean

2,200

Gloucester

2,900

Isles of Scilly

100

Kennet

1,800

Kerrier

2,700

Mendip

2,700

Mid Devon

1,900

North Cornwall

2,300

North Devon

2,400

North Dorset

1,500

North Somerset

4,700

North Wiltshire

3,000

Penwith

1,900

Plymouth

6,700

Poole

3,300

Purbeck

1,100

Restormel

2,700

Salisbury

2,800

Sedgemoor

2,900

South Gloucestershire

5,700

South Hams

2,100

South Somerset

4,000

Stroud

2,700

Swindon

4,400

Taunton Deane

2,700

Teignbridge

3,200

Tewkesbury

1,900

Torbay

3,700

Torridge

1,700

West Devon

1,400

West Dorset

2,500

West Somerset

1,000

West Wiltshire

3,000

Weymouth and Portland

1,700

Total

128,900

West Midlands

Birmingham

26,500

Bridgnorth

1,400

Bromsgrove

2,100

Cannock Chase

2,300

Coventry

7,800

Dudley

7,900

East Staffordshire

2,900

Herefordshire County of

5,000

Lichfield

2,300

Malvern Hills

1,900

Newcastle under Lyme

3,300

North Shropshire

1,600

North Warwickshire

1,600

Nuneaton and Bedworth

3,100

Oswestry

1,100

Redditch

1,900

Rugby

2,200

Sandwell

7,900

Shrewsbury and Atcham

2,500

Solihull

4,600

South Shropshire

1,200

South Staffordshire

2,500

Stafford

3,100

Staffordshire Moorlands

2,500

Stoke on Trent

7,100

Stratford on Avon

2,800

Tamworth

1,800

Telford and Wrekin

4,100

Walsall

6,700

Warwick

3,000

Wolverhampton

6,600

Worcester

2,400

Wychavon

2,800

Wyre Forest

2,500

Total

138,900

Yorkshire and Humberside

Barnsley

6,300

Bradford

12,400

Calderdale

5,400

Craven

1,500

Doncaster

8,000

East Riding of Yorkshire

8,500

Hambleton

2,200

Harrogate

3,800

Kingston upon Hull City of

7,300

Kirklees

10,700

Leeds

19,300

North East Lincolnshire

4,600

North Lincolnshire

4,300

Richmondshire

1,200

Rotherham

6,700

Ryedale

1,500

Scarborough

3,100

Selby

1,900

Sheffield

13,900

Wakefield

8,700

York

4,600

Total

136,000

East Midlands

Amber Valley

3,300

Ashfield

3,200

Bassetlaw

3,000

Blaby

2,100

Bolsover

2,100

Boston

1,600

Broxtowe

2,900

Charnwood

3,800

Chesterfield

2,800

Corby

1,400

Daventry

1,700

Derby

6,100

Derbyshire Dales

1,900

East Lindsey

3,900

East Northamptonshire

2,000

Erewash

3,000

Gedling

2,900

Harborough

1,800

High Peak

2,300

Hinckley and Bosworth

2,500

Kettering

2,200

Leicester

7,500

Lincoln

2,400

Mansfield

2,800

Melton

1,300

Newark and Sherwood

2,900

North East Derbyshire

2,500

North Kesteven

2,500

North West Leicestershire

2,300

Northampton

5,000

Nottingham

7,800

Oadby and Wigston

1,300

Rushcliffe

2,600

Rutland

900

South Derbyshire

2,100

South Holland

2,200

South Kesteven

3,300

South Northamptonshire

1,900

Wellingborough

1,900

West Lindsey

2,300

Total

111,900

Eastern England

Babergh

2,200

Basildon

4,000

Bedford

3,600

Braintree

3,200

Breckland

3,300

Luton

4,400

Maldon

1,400

Mid Bedfordshire

2,800

Mid Suffolk

2,300

North Hertfordshire

2,700

Brentwood

1,600

Broadland

3,000

Broxbourne

1,800

Cambridge

2,400

Castle Point

2,000

Chelmsford

3,600

Colchester

3,800

Dacorum

3,000

East Cambridgeshire

1,800

East Hertfordshire

2,800

Epping Forest

2,700

Fenland

2,300

Forest Heath

1,500

Great Yarmouth

2,700

Harlow

1,800

Hertsmere

1,900

Huntingdonshire

3,700

Ipswich

3,300

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk

3,900

North Norfolk

2,900

Norwich

3,500

Peterborough

4,100

Rochford

1,800

South Bedfordshire

2,500

South Cambridgeshire

2,900

South Norfolk

2,900

Southend on Sea

4,400

St. Albans

2,700

St. Edmundsbury

2,500

Stevenage

1,900

Suffolk Coastal

3,100

Tendring

3,900

Three Rivers

1,700

Thurrock

3,400

Uttlesford

1,600

Watford

1,600

Waveney

3,300

Welwyn Hatfield

2,100

Total

131,900

London

Barking and Dagenham

3,900

Barnet

6,700

Bexley

5,000

Brent

5,300

Bromley

6,700

Camden

4,800

City of London

200

Croydon

7,700

Ealing

6,100

Enfield

6,000

Greenwich

5,300

Hackney

4,600

Hammersmith and Fulham

3,800

Haringey

5,200

Harrow

4,000

Havering

5,000

Hillingdon

4,800

Hounslow

4,300

Islington

4,200

Kensington and Chelsea

4,100

Kingston upon Thames

3,200

Lambeth

6,100

Lewisham

5,900

Merton

4,200

Newham

5,800

Redbridge

5,200

Richmond upon Thames

4,100

Southwark

5,400

Sutton

3,900

Tower Hamlets

3,800

Waltham Forest

5,300

Wandsworth

5,900

Westminster

5,600

Total

162,200

North East

Alnwick

900

Berwick upon Tweed

800

Blyth Valley

2,200

Castle Morpeth

1,200

Chester le Street

1,500

Darlington

2,800

Derwentside

2,500

Durham

2,200

Easington

2,700

Gateshead

5,600

Hartlepool

2,600

Middlesbrough

3,800

Newcastle upon Tyne

7,300

North Tyneside

5,400

Redcar and Cleveland

3,800

Sedgefield

2,500

South Tyneside

4,300

Stockton on Tees

4,700

Sunderland

7,700

Teesdale

800

Tynedale

1,600

Wansbeck

1,800

Wear Valley

1,900

Total

70,400


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