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There are methodological differences in the production of the datasets before 2005 and therefore the data for 2003 and 2004 are not directly comparable. The changes in methodology were recognised as improvements and as such the statistics from 2005 are classified as National Statistics. Details of all methodologies used to compile the statistics can be found at:
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in
Hemsworth have received assistance under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme since the inception of the scheme. 
|(1 )To 31 January 2010.|
Prior to 2005 the scheme was managed by a different provider and the data retained by the current administrator are not sufficient to provide a consolidated response.
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of households in the priority group under (a) phase one of the Energy Efficiency Commitment (EEC), (b) phase two of the EEC and (c) the Carbon Emission Reduction Target programme which were in fuel poverty on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Kidney: The latest figures available are for England in 2007. The following table shows number of priority group households in England for each phase of EEC and CERT and the proportion of these that are estimated to be in fuel poverty in 2007:
|In priority groups|
|EEC1( 1)||EEC2( 1)||CERT||All households|
|(1) EEC1 and EEC2 figures are estimated.|
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of fuel poor households which (a) have received assistance in respect of his Department's provision for each energy saving measure under each of the first two phases of the Energy Efficiency Commitment and the Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT) programme in each year since 2002-03 and (b) will receive assistance in respect of his Department's provision for each such measure under the extended CERT programme; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Kidney: The data requested are not available because the English Housing Survey, which is used to model fuel poverty, does not monitor individual households through time, rather it draws a representative sample each year. As such, it is not possible to identify individual households that have received assistance under these schemes, although the impact in aggregate of them will be captured in the fuel poverty statistics.
Over 7 million households have benefited from insulation measures alone since 2002 through EEC and CERT. 40 per cent. of the carbon saving target is required to be achieved in a Priority Group of more vulnerable households on eligible benefits and aged 70 and over, so these schemes will have had a considerable impact in helping many households heat their homes for less. The CERT extension phase from April 2011 to December is proposed to be as ambitious as CERT.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made
of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the aviation industry in the UK in each of the last five years. 
Two separate sectoral breakdowns are published each year: by source and by end-user. The former breakdown is based on the sector where the emissions actually occurred; the latter breakdown reallocates these same emissions in accordance with where the end-use actually occurred. This effectively reallocates emissions from energy supply to, for example, household and business energy usage.
By source, carbon dioxide emissions from domestic aviation over the period 2004-08 are shown in the following table. They are based on National Communications sectors, which are the basis for UK Government reporting. The 2008 end-user breakdown will be published on 25 March 2010.
|Carbon dioxide emissions from domestic aviation: by source breakdown, 2004-08|
|Million tonnes of CO 2|
Emissions from international aviation can be estimated from refuelling from bunkers at UK airports, whether by UK or non-UK operators. Under the reporting guidelines agreed by the UNFCCC, these emissions are not included in the UK's emissions total, but are reported as memo items in national greenhouse gas inventories. Parties to the UNFCCC are required to act to limit or reduce emissions from international services working through the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
|Carbon dioxide emissions from UK-based international aviation, by source: 2004-08|
|Million tonnes of CO 2|
Alan Keen: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to his Department's policies since its inception. 
Joan Ruddock: The Department of Energy and Climate Change and its predecessors have implemented a large number of policies to address energy security, emissions reductions, low carbon economic growth and fuel poverty. Some of the key achievements are set out as follows, along with information on the number of households assisted by the Warm Front scheme in Feltham and Heston constituency. It would be disproportionately costly to provide statistical information on all the impacts of all the policies to the level of detail requested, but statistical information covering energy and climate change is available at:
Total UK greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by about 12 per cent. compared with 1997.
The UK is on track to cut emissions by nearly twice our Kyoto target (22 per cent. below 1990 levels by 2008-12 compared to the target of 12.5 per cent. set out under the Kyoto agreement).
The Climate Change Act in 2008 set a target of at least 80 per cent. reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. Our first three carbon budgets legally bind the UK to a cut in greenhouse gases of 34 per cent. by 2018-22 against a 1990 baseline. In 2009, the UK's Low Carbon Transition Plan set out the long-term vision for climate change and energy and showing how we will meet the carbon budgets set out in the Climate Change Act.
In the same year, my Department published National Policy Statements on energy infrastructure which will lead to faster and fairer planning decisions and a diverse low carbon energy mix. An ambitious new framework for clean coal will also drive development of carbon capture and storage.
The UK's energy market is the most competitive in the EU and has attracted over £97 billion of investment from 1997 to 2008 (at 2005 prices). The UK also has the greatest installed capacity of offshore wind in the world.
Turning to household measures, since 2002, the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and its predecessors have helped over 6 million households with insulation measures with almost 3 million of these in a priority group of vulnerable households.
Government will be providing more financial assistance to help people generate their own heat and electricity in low carbon ways, where appropriate, through 'clean energy cashback' schemes:
Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) will be in place from April 2010. Payment for low carbon electricity produced by small-scale generators (including households), will be provided through the electricity supply companies to encourage the uptake of low carbon and renewable electricity generating technologies by households, businesses and communities.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), scheduled for launch in April 2011, will provide households, communities and businesses with payment for getting their heat from renewable sources. The detailed design of the RHI is currently out for consultation.
DECC's Warm Front scheme provides grants for households on qualifying income and disability related benefits to install a range of insulation and heating measures in their homes. Since 2000 the scheme has assisted 2,156 households in the Feltham and Heston constituency.
Reducing the demand for energy by improving home energy efficiency through schemes such as Warm Front, Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT), Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) and the Decent Homes Standard. Between 2005 and 2010 (to 31 January) Warm Front delivered nearly £2.5 million worth of energy efficiency measures to over 2,208 Salford households; CERT requires energy suppliers to meet at least 40 per cent. of their obligation by promoting and installing measures in the homes of a Priority Group of vulnerable consumers in receipt of qualifying benefits or people aged over 70 years. Measures are only reported at a GB level and details for the work carried out in Salford are therefore not available.
Putting in place and continuously looking to improve a regulatory framework that promotes competition as the main driver to ensure downward pressure on prices for consumers, and to improve licence conditions and strengthen Ofgem's powers through the Energy Bill; and
Raising real incomes, including through Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments alongside the wider tax and benefit system and through Benefit Entitlement Checks under the Warm Front Scheme. 386 such checks have been undertaken in Salford by Warm Front between 2005 and 2010 (to 31 January), identifying an average weekly increase in income of £35.32 for those entitled to additional benefits.
We have also introduced legislation to implement mandated social price support schemes once the current voluntary agreement with suppliers comes to an end in 2011. These schemes will provide more of the most vulnerable consumers with help towards their energy costs. We have said that we are minded to focus the majority of the additional resources on older pensioner households on the lowest incomes as these households tend to have a high incidence of fuel poverty-over 50 per cent. of fuel poor households have a person over 60 living in them; their circumstances are relatively stable; and they are at the greatest risk of excess winter deaths.
The fuel poverty review which was announced in January 2009, has been looking across all three drivers of fuel poverty, and particularly the key issue of how we can more effectively identify and target assistance at the most vulnerable households.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many separate bookings for stays at five star or above hotels were made through the Expotel contract by his Department in the last year for which figures are available; and at what cost. 
Alan Keen: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in Feltham and Heston constituency have received assistance under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme since the inception of the scheme. 
|Feltham and Heston||Number|
|(1) To 31 January|
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