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Energy: Rural Areas

Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent by the UK Government on energy-saving measures in rural communities in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales in each of the last five years. [258311]

Joan Ruddock: Both Warm Front and Decent Homes provide energy-saving measures to homes in the private and public sectors respectively. The Department for Communities and Local Government, which is responsible for Decent Homes, does not split data by rural and urban areas and therefore this data is not available for this programme.

The figures for Warm Front spend in the past five years are as follows. The data is split in accordance with the Office of National Statistics' definition of rural and urban areas.

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Rural Urban













2008-09 to 28 February(1)



(1 )Please note that figures provided for 2007-08 and 2008-09 include spend generated through interaction with energy companies under the Energy Efficiency Commitment and Carbon Emissions Reduction Target respectively. Whilst this is not public expenditure, as it is not recorded on an urban/rural basis it cannot be removed from these data and maintain the distinction between urban and rural assistance. The total value of this spend in each year is as follows:
2007-08 : £44,575,836
2008-09 : £20,217,000

Fuel Poverty is a devolved matter and we are unable to provide data for the Scottish and Welsh administrations.

Fuel Oil: Canada

Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the percentage of the UK's energy consumption accounted for by fuels sourced from the exploitation of oil sands in Alberta, Canada. [271062]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: It is not possible to identify the region within Canada of oil and oil product imports. In 2007, the latest year for which full data are available, imports of oil and oil products from Canada were equivalent to less than 0.1 per cent. of the UK's primary energy demand.

Members: Correspondence

Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to reply to the letter of 10 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr T Bannister. [266364]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: I understand the office of my right hon. Friend has now had a response.

Nuclear Power Stations

Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations the Government have received from (a) EDF, (b) E.ON, (c) RWE and (d) the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on the nomination of sites for new nuclear power stations. [270484]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Government have conducted two consultations on the SSA process. We consulted on the principle of conducting the SSA process in 2007 and then on the detail of the process in 2008. We received consultation responses from energy companies in relation to both consultations and we have published those responses on the Department's website at

As part of the consultation on the SSA process and criteria, the Government also held a roundtable meeting with potential nominators, including RWE, EoN, EDF and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Minutes of the meeting and the responses to the consultation received from potential nominators can be viewed at the above website.

Officials also met with non-governmental organisations and other interested parties to discuss the siting process.

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After the close of the consultation on the SSA process, the Government published guidance on the SSA process as part of the Government Response to the SSA Consultation in January this year. The Government have had discussions with potential nominators and others in the run up to the deadline for receipt of nominations (31 March 2009), in particular to answer enquiries about the process for assessment and what is required of nominators.

As we made clear in the Government response, the Government will maintain a dialogue with nominators during the assessment. This may include discussing any areas of concern on the nomination and requesting further information or clarification on the nominations.

Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in what locations paper copies of his Department's published documents relating to the 11 possible sites for new nuclear plants have been placed. [271464]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: Site nominations are available for viewing online at:

Paper versions of nomination forms, accompanying guidance and response forms have been sent to the following locations, as agreed with the appropriate local authority and detailed on our website and in local media:

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Nomination Locations


West Mersea town council, Melrose Road, or Colchester town hall; the following libraries: Burnham-on-Crouch, Maldon, Southminster, Wickham Bishops, West Mersea, Tiptree, Chelmsford, South Woodham Ferrers, Danbury or Colchester.


Kent County Hall in Maidstone, Shepway district council in Folkestone, the One Stop Services in Hythe, New Romney or Lydd.


Hartlepool Civic Centre, Victoria Road, or Bryan Hanson House, Hanson Square, or any library in Hartlepool.


County Hall in Preston, Lancaster town hall, Morecambe town hall, Lancaster Planning Services at Palatine Hall, Morecambe town centre library, Bolton-le-Sands library, Heysham library, or other principal libraries in Lancashire.

Hinkley Point

Somerset county council, County Hall, Taunton; West Somerset council, West Somerset House, Williton; the Customer Centre, Summerland Road, Minehead; Sedgemoor district council, Bridgwater House; Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge town council, Jaycroft Road; people can also contact their parish or town council.


Any of the three South Gloucestershire council 'One Stop Shops' located at the council offices in Thornbury, Yate and Kingswood, and Thornbury library.

Sellafield, Kirksanton, Braystones

Copeland borough council, Whitehaven, Millom council centre, St. George’s Road or Cleator Moor council centre; libraries in Allerdale and Copeland and at the four main libraries in Barrow, Kendal, Penrith and Carlisle.


Ipswich borough council, Suffolk county council or Suffolk coastal district council; the following libraries: Leiston, Saxmundham, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge, Southwold, Lowestoft, Framlingham, Wickham Market or Ipswich Central.


The Planning Department reception at Anglesey county council, Llangefni; the following libraries: Menai Bridge, Beaumaris, Llangefni, Holyhead and Amlwch.

Nuclear Power Stations: Public Consultation

Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether Ministers plan to attend public meetings in the 11 communities identified as potential sites for new nuclear power stations. [270469]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: Detailed meeting plans as part of this consultation are not yet finalised.

Nuclear Power Stations: Security

Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last met the Chairman of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority to discuss the security of nuclear sites. [270819]

Mr. Mike O'Brien [holding answer 24 April 2009]: On 20 April 2009.

Renewable Energy: Finance

Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Wealden (Charles Hendry) of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 931W, on renewable energy, when he plans to begin the consultation on feed-in tariffs. [270459]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: In July 2009.

Warm Front Scheme

Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the monetary value of Warm Front installations was in each of the last five years; and what the monetary value was of Warm Front installations undertaken by Eaga and its subsidiaries. [266679]

Joan Ruddock: The following table summarises the total grant spend on installations delivered under the Warm Front programme from 1 June 2005 to 28 February 2009, together with the amount that has been paid to Eaga and its subsidiaries for measures installed by those subsidiaries.


Total spend on installations under Warm Front programme Total spend on installations completed by Eaga and subsidiaries













Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Warm Front installations there have been in each of the last five
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years; and how many were undertaken by Eaga and its subsidiaries. [266680]

Joan Ruddock: The following table details the number of households assisted by Warm Front in each of the last five years.

Scheme year Assisted households











(1) To 20 March.

Eaga subsidiaries have delivered 29 per cent. of installed measures since 2005, prior to which no Eaga subsidiaries worked on the Warm Front scheme.


Bail Accommodation and Support Service

Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints have been received by his Department and its agencies from residents close to ClearSprings properties since their introduction, broken down by the smallest administrative geographical unit for which records are kept. [270814]

Mr. Hanson: The information requested cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost.

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