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Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the merits of including liquefied petroleum gas amongst the fuels eligible for funding under the Warm Front scheme. 
The present regulations do not allow LPG systems to be installed as new measures. However, the Department is aware that LPG can provide a valuable alternative for many potential applicants, especially those in Park Homes, and is currently undertaking work to establish whether or not they should be included.
Mr. Kidney [holding answer 30 November 2009]: The funding allocated for 2009-10 is set at £369 million. At the end of November 2009, scheme spend will stand at £308 million, leaving £61 million to be disbursed over the remainder of the financial year.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will ensure that carers and parents of all children with disabilities are able to access funding from the Warm Front Scheme. 
Council tax benefit
Job seeker's allowance (income-based)
Income-related employment and support allowance
Householders in receipt of disability living allowance are eligible for assistance under the Warm Front scheme. However a disability living allowance award for a child in a household will not qualify for the Warm Front grant. A review of our fuel poverty policies is under way and part of its remit is to examine whether we can make existing fuel poverty policies more effective, including exploring whether we can more effectively identify and target assistance at the most vulnerable households.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households within the
City of Sunderland received assistance under the Warm Front programme in 2008-09; and how many such households he estimates will receive such assistance in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.