Mason welcomes extra cash for heating programme

20 Oct 2008

Central heatingScottish Government looking to extend scheme to those on Income Support

Glasgow East MP John Mason has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government of an extra £10 million investment in the Government’s heating programme.

This year has seen record numbers of pensioners having heating systems installed or upgraded and the Glasgow MP has welcomed the further injection of cash to help those suffering from fuel poverty.

Commenting on the investment, East End MP John Mason said:

“Given the serious financial pressures facing many families this additional investment by the Scottish Government is very timely.

“By improving heating systems in the homes of those most in need, not only do people benefit from the heat but from the savings of having an efficient and effective heating system.

“The Scottish Government is now looking to roll this scheme out to families on Income Support, and I hope that there will be support from other parties for widening the scope of this important scheme.

“Across Scotland, thousands of people have already benefited, including many households here in Glasgow.  This additional funding will ensure that even more can benefit.”


Details of the additional funding can be found here.