Fuel Poverty (2)

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor comment on the Office of National Statistics finding in their November 2014 release on Excess Winter Mortality (EWM) Statistics on why the EWM index for London changed the least across all regions since 2012-13?


Answer for Fuel Poverty (2)

Answer for Fuel Poverty (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There has been a reduction in excess winter mortality over the past year. According to the Office of National Statistics, since 2012/13 Excess Winter Mortality has reduced from 18.3% to 11.5% - approximately 1050 fewer excess winter deaths in London.

Like many regions of the UK, fuel poverty is a major challenge. I am therefore taking action on a number of fronts to help alleviate it.

Please also see my response to MQ 5805 / 2014.