HC Deb 18 March 1975 vol 888 cc392-3W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to increase the programme of district heating schemes in new local authority housing schemes.

Mr. Freeson:

I have been asked to reply.

Local authorities decide whether or not to install district heating. My Department provides advice to help them in this and, where it is satisfied that district heating is appropriate, financial assistance.