HC Deb 08 February 1967 vol 740 cc335-6W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why regional boards in Scotland are receiving his authorisation to install oil burning heating in preference to coal in new hospital development projects.

Mr. Ross

In the installation of new heating system hospital authorities are implementing the Government's policy set out in the statement made by my right hon. Friend the then Minister of Power on 12th April, 1965. In choosing between coal and oil fuel for new and replacement heating plant in hospitals, the decision has favoured coal in all cases where coal is cheaper or the cost difference in favour of oil has not exceeded 5 per cent.—[Vol. 710, c. 955–6.]

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