§ Mr. Rowlands
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when the Property Services Agency last surveyed the energy efficiency of the lighting of those public buildings for which the agency is responsible; and what were the conclusions.
§ Mr. Chope
The Property Services Agency has been carrying through a programme of energy-saving measures in Government buildings since the early 1970s. These have included improvements to lighting installations by installing more efficient lighting fittings and the provision of photo-electric, occupancy and time controls where appropriate. Departments have also been encouraged to conserve lighting energy by good housekeeping.
More recently, the Property Services Agency and the Ministry of Defence has embarked on a programme of