HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 c651W
Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now include the provision of thermal insulation as qualifying for a standard improvement grant in order to achieve energy savings in the national interest.

Mr. Channon

Standard grant is for the provision of basic necessities only, but thermal insulation may at the discretion of the local authority be grant-aided, within normal limits, as part of the overall improvement of older dwellings.