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Warm Home Discount Scheme: Northern Ireland

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 66257, tabled on 1 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the exclusion of Northern Ireland from the Warm Home Discount Scheme on (a) the environment, (b) fuel poverty and (c) pensioner health and well-being.

Answered on

7 March 2017

The Warm Home Discount scheme does not apply in Northern Ireland as the primary legislation for the scheme only extends to Great Britain.

Fuel poverty is a devolved matter and therefore it is for the Northern Ireland Executive to decide its own fuel poverty objectives and policies.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy