HC Deb 16 December 1970 vol 808 cc343-4W
102. Mr. Crouch

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the cost of the installation of thermal insulation will qualify for a grant under his recently publicised scheme to pay up to half the cost of rehabilitating older houses.

Mr. Amery

Yes, at the discretion of the local authority, where this work is part of a scheme for the comprehensive improvement of an older house.

104. Mr. Kevin McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the high cost of domestic fuel in relation to family budgets, he will take steps to introduce higher standards for heat conservation by improved thermal insulation in domestic dwellings and thereby effect a saving in national fuel resources and a reduction in household expenditure at the same time.

Mr. Channon

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 9th December to my hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Mr. Crouch).—[Vol. 808, c.120.]