§ 18. Ms Roseanna Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the implementation of the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Robert B. Jones
The implementation of the Act was discussed by the Central and Local Government Environment Forum on 6 December. The local authority associations were represented on the working group established to consider guidance on the Act. Guidance for England will be issued very shortly; all English district and metropolitan authorities, and many other interested bodies, had the opportunity to comment on a draft.