§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has to introduce home improvement grants for those householders who seek to insulate their homes by means of cavity wall insulation.
§ Mr. Freeson
A circular about to be issued by the Department sets out a standard for thermal insulation to which a dwelling improved with the help of improvement or intermediate grant, under the Housing Act 1974, will have to conform. Grant will not be available for this work, but it can normally be expected to pay for itself in reduced fuel costs.