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Private Members' Business: Fuel Poverty


Northern Ireland Assembly

Subject Keywords: Debate on fuel poverty in the Assembly
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Chronic Conditions
Fuel Poverty
Chronic Conditions
Type: Discussion
Region: Northern Ireland

This is the full transcript of the debate in the Assembly on fuel poverty for your information.  The focus of the debate was specifically on older people, however, many of the Members who contributed spoke of the impact of fuel poverty on health and well-being, and called for more co-operation between DSD, DFP and DHSSPS.
  The motion was agreed with an amendment from Steven Agnew of the Green Party. The accepted motion reads as follows:
  That this Assembly recognises the serious problem of fuel poverty, especially amongst older people; acknowledges the adverse impact that rising fuel bills are likely to have on the ability of older people to keep warm and healthy; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to make representations to Her Majesty’s Government to continue to support Age Sector Platform’s call to maintain this year’s winter fuel payment at its current level of £250 for pensioner households where someone is aged between 60 and 79 and £400 where someone is aged 80 and over; and further calls on the Minister to increase funding for the green new deal to provide the energy efficiency measures required to tackle fuel poverty in the long term.



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Suggested citation:

Northern Ireland Assembly. (2011) Private Members' Business: Fuel Poverty [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 26th March 2019].


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