§ 89. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how much coal and coal equivalent was consumed during five years ended 31st March, 1956, for space-heating of factories in Britain; and, in the interests of coal conservation, what steps he is taking to require structural thermal insulation of factory buildings.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
Exact figures are not available, but it is esimated that some 30 million tons were consumed for this purpose. I am glad to say that industrialists are increasingly aware of the32W economic advantage of proper insulation in their factories. The Government for their part are restoring the investment allowance for such purposes as the insulation of existing factories and the loan scheme is available in appropriate cases.