HC Deb 20 January 1975 vol 884 c240W
32. Mr. Gow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what criteria he used to establish 65 degrees Fahrenheit as the temperature below which working conditions in Government offices would be unacceptable.

Mr. Freeson

The standard for Government offices is based on the need to provide am adequate temperature, for working efficiency, bearing in mind general practice elsewhere and the need for economy. 65 degrees Fahrenheit has been accepted for some years as providing a reasonable working environment.

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