HC Deb 10 July 1997 vol 297 cc526-7W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Prime Minister what measures have been taken during the past five years to improve the energy efficiency of 10 Downing Street; at what point on the National Home Energy Rating Scheme 10 Downing Street lies; and what future measures are planned to increase its energy efficiency. [7104]

The Prime Minister

Over the past five years, the Cabinet Office Estate, including 10 and 11 Downing Street, has had in place a programme to maximise energy efficiency and minimise waste. A reduction of 15 per cent. in energy consumption has been achieved over the period. The programme of work in support of increasing energy efficiency will continue.

The National Home Energy Rating Scheme is designed for use in assessing domestic energy efficiency and is not appropriate for application to buildings such as those in the Downing Street complex.