HC Deb 22 February 1956 vol 549 cc57-8W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what estimate has been made by his research department of the increased cost to an ordinary three-bedroomed house if double windows were provided and the ceilings of the upper storey rooms insulated by glass wool; and what would be the approximate saving in fuel ex

October, 1955, of the grounds upon which deferment may be claimed.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Particulars in respect of each of my Department's administrative regions are set out in the table below. These statistics are collected quarterly and the last quarter of 1955 includes, therefore, only a short period during which the extended deferment arrangements operated.

pressed as tons of coal per year that would result from this.

Mr. Bevins

The provision of double windows would probably cost between £25 and £100 and the insulation of the bedroom ceilings by glass wool £6–£7. The resulting yearly savings in fuel could he as much as a quarter and half a ton of coal respectively, if heat comfort remained unchanged, though experience shows that improved insulation usually results in greater comfort rather than in the saving of fuel.

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