HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 cc30-1W
33. Mr. Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what progress has been made in improving energy efficiency in cities.

Mr. Peter Morrison

A large proportion of the £700 million gross annual savings attributable to the Energy Efficiency Office's programmes arises in cities. The EEO has also helped to launch 11 energy action cities, which harness a variety of resources to a broad campaign aimed at improving energy efficiency throughout the local economy.

34. Mr. Gerald Bowden

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what further efforts are being made to improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Our research development and demonstration programmes in domestic buildings will continue to sustain the momentum which has contributed to savings worth £1.1 billion per year. I have also recently asked the building societies to encourage investment in energy efficiency. In non-domestic buildings our programmes will continue to promote increased market awareness by developing energy targets and by supporting professionals in this field.