§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he is currently offering to local authorities on types of heating installations and standards of installations to be provided both in new council houses and in conversion and improvement schemes.
§ Mr. Armstrong
Subject to installations being capable of meeting the minimum heating standard for new housing, the choice of installation is a matter for the local authority. As regards thermal insulation, the improved standards laid down in the Building (Second Amendment) Regulations 1974, SI 1974–1944, apply to all new housing schemes. The question of insulation for local authority conversion and improvement schemes is one for the local authority concerned to decide.