HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c270W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will take steps to reduce the cost of low-energy light bulbs to the general public; and what plans he has to make the public more aware of them.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The high cost of low-energy lamps reflects their considerably greater complexity and consequent difficulty of manufacture compared with ordinary tungsten filament lamps. However, their extra initial cost is more than offset by their much longer lifetimes and lower electricity consumption. My energy efficiency office will continue to promote energy efficient lighting along with other energy efficiency measures.