HC Deb 15 June 1981 vol 6 c282W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give the figures for (a) the area of window glazed, (b) the heated temperature of the living room, and (c) the hours during which the living room was heated, used in the calculations on energy conservation given in the answer to the hon. Member for Thurrock on 25 March, Official Report, c. 347–48.

Mr. John Moore

[pursuant to his reply, 5 June 1981, c. 430]: The calculations were carried out for a well-heated semi-detached house having a total window area equal to 20 per cent. of the total vertical surface area, which could be regarded as typical; the living room temperature during occupied hours was assumed to be 20 degrees C; the figures given are generally consistent with the living room being heated on average for roughly half a day on each day during the heating season.