WILLIAMS CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT FUEL POVERTY REVIEW TO TACKLE RURAL FUEL POOR

2011 Mai 20 1:18 PM
Cyhoeddwyd yn wreiddiol gan Roger Williams MP

Roger Williams, the Deputy Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, used today's Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Oral Question session to call on the department to ensure that the Independent Fuel Poverty Review addresses the issue of rural fuel poverty.

Roger WilliamsRoger Williams said:

"Many of my constituents, and those living in other rural areas, live in hard to heat homes due to not being located on the gas network and therefore have to rely on other forms of energy for heating such as LPG and coal.

"I understand that the Author of the report, Professor Hills, has been asked to look at how to eliminate rural fuel poverty within 15 years and I today urged the Department to ensure that this is indeed the case.

"I welcome the response that I received from the Minister that the scourge of fuel poverty in rural areas will be addressed in this way and his reassurances that both the Green Deal and the Renewable Heat Incentive will be of particular benefit to those people in hard to heat homes in rural areas."

NOTES:

The Independent Fuel Poverty Review is being undertaken by Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics. The final report is expected by 2012.

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