HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 cc432-3W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will ask the Housing Executive to give priority to pensioners' dwellings when installing solid fuel appliances in all-electric dwellings.

Mr. Carter

I shall certainly ask the Housing Executive to consider the extent to which it may be feasible to give priority to dwellings occupied by pensioners when offering solid fuel heating facilities in all-electric houses. There is also the question of what elderly tenants would favour; it cannot be assumed that all of them would opt for solid fuel heating.