HC Deb 30 April 1984 vol 59 c2W
Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to launch the home energy audit advice and treatment scheme; how and by how much it will be financed; how it will be promoted; and who will be involved in its implementation.

Mr. Peter Walker

The Home Energy Audit advice and treatment scheme is being developed by the HEAT company, which plans to test it in the autumn by means of a commercial pilot. The Energy Efficiency Office has commissioned the Building Research Establishment to develop an audit system—at a cost of some £150,000— which will be licensed to the company. In addition, the Energy Efficiency Office has agreed to pay up to 49 percent. of the company's costs up to a maximum payment of £59,000 to cover the development and testing of the scheme. The remainder of the finance for the company is being provided by non-Government backers. The Government expect that if the pilot is successful the scheme's non-Government backers will continue support to commercial viability.