HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc462-3W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the number of new insulations of loft and cavity wall insulation undertaken in Scotland for each year for the years 1976 to 1981, giving the figures for (a) public sector houses and (b) private houses.

Mr. Allan Stewart

Statistics on cavity wall insulation are not held.

The table following gives the information available on loft insulation for the financial years 1978–79 to 1980–81, which are the only years for which final statistics are available. Details are published in Scottish Housing Statistics.

Financial Year New loft insulations—Scotland
(a) Public sector houses (b) Private Houses
1978–79 49,445 10,023
1979–80 94,167 13,885
1980–81 85,311 14,086

In 1981–82, on the evidence so far available, I estimate that the number of public sector houses will be broadly comparable with the numbers in earlier years while the number of private houses will certainly exceed 20,000.

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