HC Deb 03 August 1976 vol 916 c695W
Mr. Mike Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he has completed his consideration of the advantages of encouraging local authority insulation programmes including direct purchasing of insulation materials; and if he will make a statement about the scheme and his Department's calculations as to its rate of return.

Mr. Oakes

There have been a number of consultations with the bodies concerned on this subject and my right hon. Friend hopes to make a statement shortly.