§ 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, 463W 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.