HC Deb 24 February 1978 vol 944 c851W
Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he is giving to providing rate relief to householders who improve the value of property by thermal insulation and other expenditure which achieves energy conservation.

Mr. Guy Barnett

I am advised that in most cases thermal insulation and other measures intended to improve energy conservation in private dwellings are unlikely, by themselves, to have more than a minimal effect on the rateable value of a private dwelling. On the evidence at present available to me I therefore see little case for considering any special rate relief.