Solid Wall housing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0887
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A significant proportion of London's housing stock either has solid walls or are flats, and will be unable to benefit from the cavity wall insulation programme. What steps are you taking to investigate technical solutions to improve insulation in these types of properties? Will funding be made available from the Regional Housing Budget or affordable sources to address this issue? Will financial assistance be available to help with the high cost of heating faced by vulnerable Londoners who have to pay disproportional high heating bills due to poorly insulated homes?

Answer

Answer for Solid Wall housing

Answer for Solid Wall housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Climate Change Action Plan identifies the number of homes in London with solid walls, and I am aware of the issues for occupiers of flats. I will be investigating options for improving the insulation of such homes as part of my Green Homes programme.I am in the process of drafting my recommendation on the distribution of resources from the Regional Housing Pot, and these will be sent to the Secretary of State at the end of June 2007. Once the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review is known I will be issuing a prospectus setting out my policy objectives for the use of resources from this Pot.I do not have the powers to assist Londoners to meet the cost of heating. I am working with the utility companies to ensure that they are meeting their commitment to help such households reduce their energy bills.