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S5W-07644: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 1 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish a timeline for the publication of the next fuel poverty strategy.

Answered by: Angela Constance 13 March 2017

The Scottish Government’s response to reports by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group and the Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force, published on 8 March 2017, sets out that we will consult on a new, long term fuel poverty strategy, including proposals for a new overarching target, in Autumn 2017. This strategy will feed into the development of a new Warm Homes Bill, which we plan to introduce in 2018.