HC Deb 29 November 1988 vol 142 c188W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to ensure that hospital energy programmes and transportation facilities do not add to the greenhouse effect.

Mrs. Currie

There is a highly successful energy efficiency programme in the National Health Service which since 1978–79 has achieved aggregate savings of over £300 million. Fossil fuel consumption is currently reducing at a rate of 2 per cent. per annum. We are reviewing our policies on transport in the National Health Service to see if the environmental impact can be reduced.