The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 31st October 2022:
The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the Community Warm Spaces Fund in the Isle of Man; and what plans they have to implement a similar scheme in England and Wales.
Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Con): Domestic and non-domestic energy users across the UK, will be protected from excessively high energy bills through our Energy Price Guarantee and Energy Bill Relief Scheme.
The warm hubs in the Isle of Man are a fantastic example of the way faith and community groups can work together with the local authorities to provide support and help for their communities. Decisions on what services are delivered in community hubs are rightly taken at a local level. The Government has made no specific assessment of the Community Warm Spaces Fund. The Right Reverent Prelate, the Bishop of St Albans is extremely welcome to write to us with any points he thinks are worthy of further consideration.
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