§ Mr. Rost
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will outline, for each European Economic Community member state, what existing regulations apply or are pending for obligatory heat metering of consumers connected to district heating schemes; and if he has any proposals to implement in the United Kingdom the proposals of the European Economic Community Commission on this subject.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
Germany and France have mandatory requirements for individual heat metering of consumers. The matter is under consideration in the Netherlands. I am not aware of any Commission proposals on this subject, but understand that the Commission is conducting a study on heat meters.