§ 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.