§ Mr. Roderick
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if, in view of the Electricity Council's promotion of all-electric Medallion Homes he has any plans to remind the Council that it is Government policy to ensure flexibility and choice in fuel utilisation.
§ Dr. John Cunningham
I understand that this scheme aims to achieve a high standard of insulation and an optimum use of off-peak and night rate electricity. This is consistent with the Electricity Council's duty to promote an economic system of electricity supply. The Government welcome developments which demonstrate high levels of conservation but would not wish to see any undue restrictions placed on the flexibility of consumer choice between fuels.