HC Deb 20 February 1990 vol 167 cc624-6W
Mr. Soames

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to issue the consultation paper on the proposed new scheme of grants for the improvement of energy efficiency in low-income households.

Mr. Peter Morrison

My Department has today issued a consultation paper on a scheme which, subject to the approval of Parliament, I propose to introduce under regulations under clause 10 of the Social Security Bill. Copies of the paper are being placed in the Library.

The paper outlines the type of scheme it is hoped will be introduced, and invites comments from interested parties. Copies are available from the Energy Efficiency Office of the Department of Energy.