HC Deb 31 March 1993 vol 222 c284W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to instigate a survey to ascertain the number of elderly people suffering as a result of cold homes and low body temperatures during the winter months.

Mr. Yeo

I have been asked to reply. We are awaiting the results of research by the Medical Research Council on the relationship between cold weather and excess winter sickness.