HC Deb 27 January 1992 vol 202 cc427-8W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list all regions where funding under the home energy efficiency scheme for work carried out by(a) contractors and (b) network installers has become exhausted, giving for each region the date of exhaustion.

Mr. Wakeham

The home energy efficiency scheme is a national scheme and funding is not allocated on a regional basis.

Network installers are given indications of the funding available to them at the start of the financial year and quarterly allocations thereafter.

The phasing of work within a quarter is a matter for each network installer. On average, network installers are not fully utilising their allocations. To help those individual network installers who are doing so and appear resource constrained, the Energy Action Grants Agency will shortly be redistributing available money by means of a suppplementary allocation.

Funding for direct applications where work would be done by contractors or on a DIY basis was fully allocated in September. However, there is no question of funding for the scheme as a whole being exhausted.

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