HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c27W
31. Mr. Andrew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give his Department's current estimates of the cost of wasted energy as a result of the poor standard of insulation in domestic housing in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Parkinson

Energy waste due to inadequate insulation in the housing sector is estimated at around £1 billion per year. it is in all our interests to minimise this waste. The Government, through the community insulation projects and the homes insulation scheme, are enabling over 300,000 households to be insulated annually. I hope that householders, local authorities, housing associations and building professionals will also continue to take advantage of my Energy Efficiency Office's information and advice service.

34. Mr. Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what recent representations he has received on his Policy on energy efficiency in buildings.

Mr. Parkinson

I receive a regular flow of representations from those who occupy, own or manage buildings, from the energy efficiency and heating industries, and from building professionals.

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