HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 c249W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate the percentage of extra fuel which is required to heat identical houses in(a) Edinburgh, (b) Glasgow, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Dundee, (e) Lerwick and (f) Braemar, taking Bristol as the base; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Robert B. Jones

The percentage of extra fuel required to heat a typical semi-detached house with gas central heating is as follows for each of the specified locations(a) Edinburgh +28 per cent., (b) Glasgow +23 per cent,. (c) Aberdeen +41 per cent., (d) Dundee +32 per cent., (e) Lerwick +53 per cent. and (f) Braemer +66 per cent.

These figures have been calculated using the Building Research Establishment domestic model, BREDEM.