§ Mr. Alton
asked the Sectetary of State for Energy whether, in considering which local authorities to designate as possible sites for possible district heating schemes, he will take into account the commitment to such a scheme of all political parties on Liverpool city council, the high level of unemployment on Merseyside and the advantages of natural geography and land ownership in Liverpool which will assist the laying of mains pipes.
§ Mr. David Howell
The recommendations of the consultants advising on the selection of five or six areas for further work under the Government's CHP feasibility programme will be based primarily on technical and economic considerations. But the Government will also take into account the factors set out by the hon. Member when making its decision.