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Greg Barker comment on fuel poverty statistics

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The fuel poverty annual report and fuel poverty statistics for 2011 were released today.

Commenting on today’s fuel poverty annual report and fuel poverty statistics for 2011, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said:

“I am very encouraged by this modest fall in the number of households living in fuel poverty.

“But there is absolutely no room for complacency. There is still an unacceptably high number of people living in cold, damp, unhealthy conditions.

“However after years of year on year growth in the number of fuel poor households we are starting to make progress, but the Coalition Government is determined to do even more.

“While we can’t control volatile international energy prices, which always have the potential to undermine progress, it is clear that our determined focus on improving home energy efficiency is proving a highly effective weapon in this battle.”