MPs to take evidence on fuel poverty and rural housing

07 December 2012

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold its third oral evidence session in relation to its Rural Communities inquiry

The first part of the session will focus primarily on fuel poverty and energy efficiency.

The second part of the session will focus on the provision of housing in rural areas and its affordability and the measures announced in the Government’s housing and growth package.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 12 December at 3.45pm in Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster.


At 3.45pm 

  • Holly Sims, Corporate Affairs Manager, Calor Gas

At 4.15pm

  • John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, Home Builders Federation
  • Graham Biggs MBE, Chief Executive, Rural Services Network
  • Sue Chalkley, Chief Executive, Hastoe Housing Association

The work of the Rural Communities Policy Unit in Defra, its ability to act as rural champion in the heart of government, and its effectiveness in delivering rural development will also be covered during the meeting.

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