Families shouldn’t have to choose between eating and heating
11 January 2016
The latest estimates suggest that 30% of households in Aberdeen live in fuel poverty.
Lewis Macdonald backs plans for a Warm Homes Act, which will change building and planning regulations to tackle fuel poverty.
Lewis Macdonald MSP said today:
“No family in Aberdeen should have to choose between heating and eating.
“In 2001 the last Labour-led Scottish Government set ambitious legislation to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016. We know the SNP Government will miss that target, with the latest estimates showing that 30% of all households in Aberdeen live in fuel poverty.
“So it is deeply disappointing that the SNP Government in Edinburgh are planning a huge cut to the fuel poverty budget.
“Scottish Labour will take real action on fuel poverty. We will deliver ground-breaking legislation in the form of a Scottish Warm Homes Act.
“With new powers coming to Scotland we have the chance to really do things differently. After nearly a decade in office and with a majority in Parliament there are no excuses for the SNP failing to deal with fuel poverty
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