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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people have received grants under the Warm Front scheme in each
year since its inception; and what categories of information his Department collects on successful applicants to the scheme. 
To determine their eligibility for Warm Front, the scheme manager collects the following information from all applicants to the scheme: name, date of birth, ethnicity, address and telephone number; evidence of tenure (and landlord information if a rented property); and evidence of receipt of benefit. When benefits are related to other members of the household these details are also required.
For successful applicants, additional information is also collected on the property, including the name of the energy supplier, number of residents and property data required to complete the Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure which enables the scheme manager to determine the increase in the energy efficiency of a household as an outcome of the measures installed.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many complaints have been received by his Department regarding the quality of Warm Front heating installations in the last 12 months. 
Joan Ruddock: The Department has only recently begun to record the number of complaints received in respect of Warm Front heating installations. As such, we cannot provide consolidated data for this period.
Joan Ruddock: All registered installers are required to provide a performance bond of £25,000 to cover remedial work and other potential liabilities for up to two years after they cease to be on the scheme.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what payments have been made by his Department to (a) Eaga and (b) its associated companies in each of the last eight years. 
Joan Ruddock: The following table shows the payments made by DECC and its predecessor Department to Eaga since the beginning of this phase of the Warm Front scheme in 2005, alongside the total grant spend for this year. All payments to installers and suppliers working on Warm Front are made through Eaga.
The final column shows the total value of these payments that are retained by Eaga in scheme management fees and their subsidiary organisations that work on Warm Front. The amount paid to the subsidiary organisations does not exceed 30 per cent. of the work available in any period.
|Scheme year||Warm Front budget-allocated spend||Sum of payments( 1)||Payments retained by E aga or subsidiaries|
|(1) Warm Front has generated income through trading energy savings to energy suppliers to help them meet their Energy Efficiency Commitment/Carbon Emissions Reduction Target obligations. This income is then used to provide more measures through Warm Front. Therefore the sum of monies paid by the Department to Eaga exceeds the budget allocation in some years.|
(2) The data for the 2008-09 financial year run to 28 February 2009.
Joan Ruddock: DECC has appointed an independent quality assessor, White Young Green, to carry out such inspections on its behalf. These inspections, carried out on a random sample of jobs, assess the quality of the installation in terms of workmanship, health and safety, and adherence to scheme specifications. White Young Green reports back to the Department on its findings through bi-yearly audit reports and other ad hoc audits requested by the Department.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many visits Ministers in his Department and its predecessor have made to properties where Warm Front heating has been installed in the last 12 months. 
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1807W, on Warm Front scheme: lighting, on what assumptions calculations using the industry standard software of the carbon abatement accruing from the Warm Front scheme are based. 
Joan Ruddock: No assumptions are made in this respect. Under the terms of the Warm Front contract, Eaga is required to calculate the standard assessment procedure (SAP) ratings using SAP2001 (the industry standard software).
This software does not recognise any contribution by compact fluorescent light bulbs to carbon savings. We are unable to comment on the assumptions on which this software makes calculations as the Department is not the writer of the software.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many boilers installed under the Warm Front scheme in (a) Sutton and Cheam constituency and (b) England have required repair on (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three and (iv) four or more occasions; and if he will make a statement. 
Joan Ruddock: The latest period for which figures are available is 1 September 2007 to 25 March 2009. The following data show system repairs (including although not exclusively pertaining to boiler repairs) in Sutton and Cheam and England respectively.
|Sutton and Cheam||England|
Joan Ruddock [holding answer 27 April 2009]: During the contracted period, June 2005 to end of scheme year 2008-09 (31 March), the Warm Front scheme has installed insulation in 337,084 households across England.
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many companies Eaga plc have removed from the approved supplier list for the Warm Front scheme in (a) the East Midlands and (b) England since the schemes introduction. 
Joan Ruddock: Eaga has managed Warm Front in the East Midlands since 2005, and cannot provide information on installers prior to that date. Since 2005, no installer in the East Midlands or nationally has been removed from the scheme by Eaga.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which companies Eaga plc has removed from the approved supplier list for the Warm Front scheme in (a) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (b) Cambridgeshire, (c) the East of England and (d) the UK since the introduction of the scheme. 
Since the start of the current phase of the Warm Front scheme in 2005, no installer in (a) North
West Cambridgeshire constituency, (b) Cambridgeshire, (c) the East of England or (d) nationally has been removed from the scheme by Eaga, but eight have left the scheme.
|2006-07||2007-08||2008-09||Current year to date( 1)|
|(1) 29 March 2009 to 30 May 2009.|
Joan Ruddock [holding answer 24 March 2009]: Contractors cannot work on the scheme while bankrupt but one contractor has declared itself to be in voluntary liquidation. Heating Efficiency Systems Ltd. declared its voluntary liquidation status on 3 March 2009, and, as such is no longer registered on the Warm Front scheme.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of work under Warm Front heating installation contracts has been directly delivered by Eaga under each company brand name which it uses. 
Joan Ruddock [holding answer 24 March 2009]: I can confirm that between 1 June 2005 and 20 March 2009, Eaga's installers were given 29 per cent. of allocations under the scheme to date. A breakdown of the allocation to Eaga's in-house installers is provided in the following table. This breakdown is based on a restriction DECC has agreed with Eaga: that Eaga's in-house installers are restricted to carrying out no more than an allocated 30 per cent. of the work available under Warm Front during the lifetime of the scheme.
|Breakdown of 29 per cent. allocation to Eaga in-house installers|
|(1) Trading as Eagaheat since 2 March 2009.|
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many pensioners resident in Cornwall have (a) been eligible for and (b) received a grant from the Warm Front scheme in each year since it was launched. 
Joan Ruddock: While we cannot estimate the number of people who may have been eligible for Warm Front assistance in each year of the scheme, the following table details the number of applicants over 60 who have received a Warm Front grant in Cornwall since the schemes inception.
|Scheme year||Households assisted|
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