HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 c124W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Energy, further to the Government's welcome for the charter for the 1980s for disabled people world-wide, what recent studies his Department has undertaken into the cost to the country of disabilities and ill-health caused by hypothermia; whether such costs have been weighed against the benefits of preventive action within the responsibilities of his Department; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

Health studies are not the responsibility of the Department of Energy.

My right hon. Friends and I are responsible for a number of measures to help people with their heating bills and conserve energy.