§ 47. Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he has given to changing the present policy of building new houses without chimney flues ; and whether he will vary the present cost yardstick to enable local authorities to provide flues in their new houses.
§ Mr. Channon
All new local authority housing must comply with the minimum Parker Morris standard for heating. The 149W method which individual authorities choose to meet that standard is a matter for them, but there is nothing in the Department's cost control procedures which discriminates against the use of solid fuel heating.