§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give guidance to local authorities as to the priority they should give to energy conservation programmes like loft insulation in their spending programmes; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
It is for local authorities to decide how much of their housing investment programme allocation is spent on insulating their houses. My right hon. Friend has urged authorities to give priority to this work in the interests of national energy conservation and we shall continue to impress on them the need to do so.