Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 17th September 2018
Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland are not connected to the mains gas grid; and if he will make a statement.
Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)
The table below shows the latest estimates of households not connected to the gas network by country of the UK. Please note that there is no definitive source for the number of households not on the gas grid, so BEIS estimates these figures by subtracting the number of domestic gas meters from the estimated number of households.
|Nation||Number of households1||Estimated number of households not connected to the gas network1||%|
Source: (1) Subnational gas consumption 2016, BEIS, except for NI see footnote 3; (2) Table 401: Household projections, United Kingdom, 1961-2039, MHCLG 2016 estimate; (3) NI Utility Regulator Retail Market Monitoring Quarterly Transparency Report