§ Sir Michael McNair-Wilson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will include the inspection of loft roof, cavity wall and under floor insulation in the statutory requirements for which local authority buildings inspectors are responsible.
§ Mr. Trippier
The Building Regulations 1985 include requirements relating to the conservation of fuel and power which can be met in a variety of ways, including loft roof, cavity wall and under floor insulation. There are also specific requirements relating to the way in which cavity wall insulation is undertaken. Local authority building control officers are already responsible for ensuring that building work to which the regulations apply complies with these requirements.