HC Deb 20 December 1995 vol 268 cc1230-1W
Mr. Etherington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list all Department of Environment funded pilots, trials and research studies which have been conducted since 1989 involving the residents of(a) the City of Sunderland, (b)Wearside district and (c) the Sunderland travel-to-work area identifying (i) title, summary and duration of the pilot-trial, (ii) target population and total number of participants and (iii) whether each pilot, trial or research finding was published and date of publication; and if he will give details of all other non-Department of the Environment research bodies or other organisations involved in each pilot, trial or research scheme. [6306]

Sir Paul Beresford

Information on this range of activities is not held centrally, either by the Department of the Environment or the Government office for the north-east.

The only information held centrally by the Department of the Environment relates to statistical surveys and is shown in the table. The Department has carried out a number of national surveys since 1989, in which residents of the Sunderland-Wearside

Title Objectives Fieldwork start date Location Researchers Number of respondents and target population
Ventilation in homes To evaluate the effectiveness of building regulations October 1993. Results available March 1994 Cambridge, Cotswold, East Devon, Luton, Rushcliffe, Sunderland, Wakefield and walsall PAS 250 owner-occupiers of modern homes
Energy monitoring of low energy multi residential student accommodation To assess behaviour in building related to energy efficiency and attitude to energy issues Early summer 1995. Results available late summer 1995 Linacre college, Oxford and Sunderland university environmental Ltd. Wimpey environmental Ltd. 100 students

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