§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, what is his estimate of the number of public sector dwellings insulated under the scheme announced in December 1977 during (a) 1978–79 and (b) 1979–80; at what estimated cost; and what is his estimate of the number of public sector dwellings to be insulated during 1980–81.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
About 250,000 public sector dwellings were insulated in 1978–79 at a cost of about £12.5 million, and it is expected that over718W 500,000 will be insulated in 1979–80, at an estimated cost of £25 million. The number of public sector dwellings which will be insulated during 1980–81 will depend on the sums allocated by the authorities concerned for this purpose.