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|2 Apr 2019, 12:19 p.m.||Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Expenditure||Rebecca Long Bailey|
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to row 25 of the table on page 39 of his Department's publication, 2018-19 Main Estimate Memorandum, if he will publish a description of spending under the heading Heat.
Answer (Kelly Tolhurst)
The spending under the heading of ‘Heat’ relates to the FY 2018-19 capital budget (£137.5 million) for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP). This scheme will provide £320 million of capital funding (across the life of the programme) to gap fund heat network projects in England and Wales. The scheme is open to the public, private and third sectors. Following confirmation by HMT in October 2018, the FY 2018-19 budget was reprofiled.
Details of the scheme are available on gov.uk, the HNIP page is at hnip-scheme-overview.