§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many of the 54 certificates in respect of high cost electric heating referred to in the answer of 9 March, Official Report, c. 413–14, to the hon. Member for Stockport, North (Mr. Bennett) relate to the west midlands and Birmingham; and if he will make a statement on outstanding applications for certificates in this area.
§ Mr. Newton
Of the 64 certificates issued for electric heating systems with disproportionately high running costs on estates in England, two are for Birmingham. No certificates have yet been issued for any other systems in the West Midlands metropolitan county. However a number of cases are being given initial consideration by our local offices in the area.