§ Mr. Wolfson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the results of energy management schemes in the national health service over the last 10 years; and what energy efficiency targets have been set for the next five years.
§ Mr. Dorrell
The National Health Service is currently saving £68 million a year through improved energy management. The cumulative savings from this source released to improved patient care in the past 10 years amounts to £379 million. The NHS is committed to achieving further savings of 15 per cent. over the five years from April 1991 as part of the Government's continuing energy efficiency campaign.