HC Deb 13 February 1991 vol 185 c472W
Mr. Ward

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to introduce a requirement that building regulations on the construction of new housing and offices should specify higher levels of energy conservation.

Mr. Yeo

Higher thermal insulation standards and other energy conservation measures were incorporated in the amendments to the building regulations and supporting approved documents which took effect on 1 April 1990. We shall be examining the scope for further measures of this kind once we have been able to monitor how the current requirements are working in practice, and in particular whether they are giving rise to any technical problems.

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