HC Deb 03 December 1980 vol 995 c137W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ensure that the elderly are made aware of the Government's allocation of £4.2 million for insulation grants to the elderly and those on low incomes; and if he will make a statement on such insulation work carried out to date.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

A national television, poster and leaflet campaign was run by my Department during October to promote take-up of the new special grant, of 90 per cent. of the cost of loft insulation up to a maximum of £90, for the elderly on low incomes. The Department of Energy is currently widely distributing a leaflet, "Winter Heating Costs", which lists the various forms of help available and gives prominence to the new grant. Reliable information on take-up will not be available until early next year.