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Paragraph 6 of Schedule 7 (inserts new section 131C into the Energy Act 2004)-offence relating to the disclosure of information supplied to the Administrator of a renewable transport fuel obligations scheme by HMRC.
Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his latest estimate is of the average annual spending on (a) gas and (b) electricity by households in each household income decile. 
Mr. Kidney: The latest estimates of average spending on (a) gas and (b) electricity come from the 2008 edition of Family Spending, produced by the Office for National Statistics. This gives average weekly spending levels in 2007, which have been converted into annual figures in the following table.
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Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people (a) in fuel poverty and (b) in fuel poverty and in a vulnerable group there were in each region in each year since 2003. 
Mr. Kidney [holding answer 2 December 2009]: Fuel poverty is measured at the household level. The number of households in fuel poverty in each region of England are shown in the following table, including a split for vulnerable households. Regional estimates are available for England only. The most recently available fuel poverty statistics relate to 2007.
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Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions that will arise from Government operations in 2010. 
Government are committed to achieving a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from its estate of 12.5 per cent., and from administrative road travel by 15 per cent., both by 2010-11. Progress against these targets is reported annually in the Sustainable Development in Government report.
The latest assessment of performance, published in December 2008, forecasts that the percentage reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from Government estate will be approximately 16.9 per cent. (relative to a 1999-2000 baseline), and from administrative road travel the percentage reduction will be approximately 20.9 per cent. (relative to a 2005-06 baseline), by the end of the 2010-11 period.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with the Environment Agency on hydrogeological risk assessments related to the proposed contaminated nuclear waste landfill site at King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Kidney: DECC has not had discussions with the Environment Agency on hydrogeological risk assessments associated with the proposed disposal of solid radioactive waste at the landfill site near King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire. (Known as East Northants Resource Management Facility.)
Such assessments are matters for the regulators and the Environment Agency has been reviewing the hydrogeological risk assessment submitted by the operator, Augean South Ltd., that accompanies their application for a permit to dispose of low level radioactive waste at the site. They will assess this as part of their statutory duty to ensure that the public and environment are adequately protected from disposal of radioactive waste.
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