HC Deb 14 May 1984 vol 60 c30W
22. Mr. Ashdown

asked the Secretary of State for Energy on what evidence he based his statement of 20 February, Official Report, column 547, to the effect that there had been a very considerable increase in activity in relation to conservation investment over the past few months.

Mr. Peter Walker

The regional officers of the Energy Efficiency Office keep a close watch on activity in their regions. They have reported a surge in activity since the formation of the Energy Efficiency Office, including appointments of energy managers and investment in energy efficiency measures. In the domestic sector there has been a significant increase in inquiries over the last few months, and about 7,500 households have purchased the "Energy Matters" home energy audit pack in the first four months of its launch.