§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what steps the Government are taking to improve the energy efficiency of pensioner and low-income households.
§ Mr. Wakeham
The new home energy efficiency scheme, which will come into operation on 1 January 1991 is aimed specifically at low-income households. Its primary purpose is to increase the take-up of basic energy efficiency measures and to provide advice on ways in which those on low incomes can use energy more efficiently.