HC Deb 18 January 1980 vol 976 c878W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek to lower the recommended specific temperature ranges for Government buildings.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg


My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Energy announced on 10 December 1979 that, subject to the necessary consultations, he proposed to reduce from 68F to 66F the upper legal limit for heating non-domestic buildings by fuel.—[Vol. 975, c. 434.]

If this new maximum limit is adopted, the Property Services Agency will be increasing its efforts to eliminate areas of overheating in Government offices. This should mean that the average temperatures attained in any particular building will be reduced. However, it will not affect the range "(a)" in my answer to my hon. Friend on 19 December 1979 as all temperatures within this range are already below the proposed maximum.—[Vol. 976, c. 241.]

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