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S5W-19127: Pauline McNeill (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many households in each local authority area have (a) applied for and (b) received support for (i) loft, (ii) cavity wall, (iii) room in roof, (iv) solid wall and (v) other forms of insulation from area-based energy-efficiency schemes in each of the last 10 years.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 9 November 2018

The Scottish Government only holds information about the area-based energy efficiency schemes that it has funded since 2008.

Copies of the detailed information requested for the HEEPS Area Based scheme and Warmer Homes Scotland have been lodged with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Bib. Number 60121).

We do not hold complete information about the number of households that may have applied for these schemes. Eligibility usually reflects the areas targeted for project delivery by local authorities as part of their Area Based Schemes, as well as individual households circumstances and ability to self-fund improvements.

We do not hold detailed information about the number of households benefitting from each of the five insulation measures identified. Local authorities provide returns about the number of measures provided under the scheme, some households benefit from more than one of these measures. Due to the accrual financing of our Area Based Scheme with local authorities the 2017/18 report is not yet available.

The number of households applying for a loan through the HEEPS Area Based scheme is published on the Energy Saving Trust website. This information is not available for each of these measures by individual local authority.

Information about the Home Insulation Scheme (HIS) and the Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS), as well as other data for a variety of Scottish Government grant schemes, is available from the Energy Saving Trust website.

The data can be found under the Download Reports and Statistics about our activities, specifically the Home Energy programmes Detailed Report 2009/13. A link to this data will be included with the information lodged with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.