HC Deb 03 November 1980 vol 991 cc430-1W
Miss Boothroyd

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will take steps to encourage the saving and efficient use of energy by establishing a national award scheme along the lines of the Queen's Award for Exports, open to all commercial and industrial companies.

Mr. John Moore

I have already been considering such a possibility, in consultation with the CBI. There are a number of difficulties, particularly regarding the criteria for the award and the costs of running the scheme. I have therefore decided not to establish an award scheme at present though the possibility will be kept under review.