Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

Meaning of “fuel poverty”S

95 Meaning of “fuel poverty”S

(1)For the purposes of this Part, a person lives in fuel poverty if that person is a member of a household with a low income living in a home which cannot be kept warm at a reasonable cost.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision, for the purposes of subsection (1), as to—

(a)what is—

(i)a household,

(ii)a low income,

(iii)a reasonable cost,

(b)the circumstances in which a home is to be regarded for those purposes as being warm.

(3)Before making any such regulations, the Scottish Ministers must consult—

(a)such persons as appear to them to represent the interests of persons living in fuel poverty, and

(b)such other persons,

as they think fit.

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Commencement Information

I1S. 95 wholly in force at 1.10.2001, see s. 113 and S.S.I. 2001/336, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. I (subject to transitional provisions in art. 3) (as amended by S.S.I. 2001/397, art. 7(b))