HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 cc198-9W
Mr. McMahon

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will estimate the amount of extra heat required to maintain a house in the Glasgow area as compared with an identical house in the south east area of the United Kingdom taking into consideration all the natural elements, such as wind, sunshine, and rain.

Mr. John Moore

Although heat requirements vary substantially it is estimated that a typical three-bedroomed house in Glasgow, maintained at a temperature of about 17°C, requires approximately one-fifth more fuel for space heating and water heating than a comparable house in the south-east, similarly situated.