HC Deb 17 July 1991 vol 195 c191W
Mr. Nigel Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage local health authorities to introduce energy-efficient lighting to cut costs and save energy; and whether he will assist them with such schemes.

Mr. Dorrell

The national health service is committed to the objective of achieving a 15 per cent. saving in energy consumption over the five years from 1 April 1991. This programme, to which energy-efficient lighting will make a contribution, will release over £30 million for improved patient care within the NHS.