HC Deb 11 March 1985 vol 75 cc34-5W
31. Mr. Wallace

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what evidence he has that the United Kingdom is now beginning to move up the league table of energy efficiency; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Hunt

Preliminary analysis indicates that the United Kingdom's energy efficiency in 1984 improved at a higher rate than the annual average of the OECD countries during 1973–83. My campaign is resulting in a further upsurge of interest and activity in energy efficiency measures which should lead to greater improvements later.

20. Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will consider designating 1986 as energy efficiency year.

Mr. Peter Walker

I shall consider this proposal further.