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Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been allocated to the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14; and (i) what proportion of funding will be for England, (ii) what carbon dioxide emissions reduction is expected to be achieved, (iii) how many properties will be affected and (iv) how many jobs will be created in each of those years. 
Joan Ruddock [holding reply 24 November 2009]: As at September 2009 the amount of funding allocated to the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14 is as shown:
The LCBP programmes (phase-1 and phase-2) are due to close on 31 March 2011.
There is no prescriptive allocation of funding within the programmes for regions or nations as the programmes allocates funding on a first-come-first-served basis. However, using historical information, we estimate that the approximate 'split' of where funding will be made is as follows:
|2009-10 (£)||2010-11 (£)||Total (£)||Percentage|
Based on an estimate of 60 per cent. in 2009-10 and 40 per cent. in 2010-11 to account for the introduction (and therefore closure of the programmes to electrical
microgeneration on 31 March 2010) of green energy cash-backs (feed-in tariffs), our forecast for the number of installations is as follows:
We are unable to make a forecast with regards to Northern Ireland as they are currently undergoing public consultation on their own legislation for a 'FITs equivalent'. We will revise these figures when the outcome in published.
It is not possible to give accurate estimates of the anticipated carbon savings attributable to installations in 2009 through to 2011 as this is dependent on the size, efficiency and type of equipment to be specified in future applications, however, since inception of the programmes in early 2007, we estimate that the savings from installed equipment to date is as follows:
|Estimated Carbon units (per annum)||Estimated Carbon units (lifetime)||Number of completed installations|
The additional £45 million funding that was allocated to the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in the recent Budget will create jobs and move the microgeneration industry supply chain to a position where it can contribute to achieving the challenging 2020 renewable targets. Our Renewable Energy Strategy consultation estimated that renewable energy could generate 160,000 jobs by 2020, both in the UK and abroad. Since the consultation, research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) suggests that the size of the renewable energy sector and of the broader low-carbon and environmental goods and services economy, has been substantially underestimated. Based on the research projections and Labour Force Survey data, we estimate that this strategy, combined with a growing market for renewable energy across Europe and globally, could increase UK employment in the renewable energy sector by up to 500,000 people by 2020. (These projections use a broad definition of the sector and are subject to considerable uncertainty).
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will arrange for (a) an exhibition and (b) public discussions to be held in Colchester constituency on proposals for a new nuclear power station at Bradwell, Essex. 
Mr. Kidney: DECC will be holding both an exhibition and public discussion, as part of its consultation on the draft Nuclear National Policy Statement, at the Mersea centre in West Mersea, Colchester on 10 December. There are more details on the venue on the event's website:
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria were used for choosing locations for the exhibition and public discussion on proposals for a new nuclear power station at Bradwell, Essex; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Kidney: Venues were chosen to be as close to the proposed nuclear power station site and while being as accessible as possible, our priority is to facilitate participation by as many people as possible.
Journey time to proposed site
Historic evidence of attendance levels to similar consultations
Existence of multiple proposed sites in one area
A wide range of venues were considered for each location. Suggested venues have been recommended by local authorities and energy companies (who have undertaken similar events in the past) and we have endeavoured to use as many of these recommendations as possible. A continuous three-day slot that stayed open into the evening was also sought, which meant many venues were unavailable due to regular weekly clubs/fitness programmes etc.
Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of UK electricity that will come from renewable sources in 2010. 
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the evacuation plan for Sellafield following the recent floods in Cumbria; and what direct effect the flooding had on the Sellafield site. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of the operation of sections (i) 1 and (ii) 2 of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000; what recent discussions he has had with (A) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (B) other Ministerial colleagues on the effectiveness of the operation of the Act; what recent representations he has received on the operation of the Act; and if he will make a statement. 
Joan Ruddock: As required by section 2 of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000, the Secretary of State published a strategy for reducing fuel poverty in 2001. The Government's latest evaluation of its progress towards the targets is contained in the Strategy was published on 21 October 2009. A copy of that document along with Annual Report on Fuel Poverty Statistics have been placed in the House Library and can also be found on the website of the Department of Energy and Climate Change at:
On 30 July this year, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Friends of the Earth and Age UK and upheld the decision of the hon. Mr. Justice McCombe that the Secretary of State for DECC is fulfilling his duties under the 2000 Act in respect of tackling fuel poverty. DECC has also recently received correspondence from the Association for the Conservation of Energy requesting information on fuel poverty data.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were diagnosed with breast cancer in (a) Meriden constituency, (b) Solihull Metropolitan Borough, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England in each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people in (a) Meriden constituency, (b) Solihull metropolitan borough, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England and Wales have been diagnosed with breast cancer in each year since 1997. 
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer (incidence) are for the year 2007. Please note that these numbers may not be the same as the number of people diagnosed with cancer, because one person may be diagnosed with more than one cancer.
Table 1 provides the numbers of newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer for each year from 1997 to 2007 for (a) Meriden parliamentary constituency, (b) Solihull metropolitan district, (c) West Midlands government office region and (d) England and Wales.
|Table 1. Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer( 1) , persons( 2) (a) Meriden parliamentary constituency, (b) Solihull metropolitan borough, (c) West Midlands government office region and (d) England( 3) and Wales( 4) , 1997 to 2007( 5)|
|(1 )Breast cancer is coded as C50 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).|
(2 )Around 99 per cent. of breast cancer cases are in women.
(3 )Based on boundaries as of 2009.
(4 )Figures for Wales provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence Surveillance Unit.
(5 )Newly diagnosed cases registered in each calendar year.
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