§ Dr. David Clark
asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the division of responsibilities between the Department of Health and Social Security, the Department of the Environment and the Department of Energy on Government policy towards the replacement of single payments for draught-proofing.
§ The Prime Minister
The present system of single payments for draught-proofing is the responsibility of the Department of Health and Social Security. The Department of the Environment and the Department of Energy, as well as other Departments, have related interests in measures to improve energy efficiency in the home. Future arrangements for financial assistance with draught-proofing measures are under consideration within Government at present.