HC Deb 30 June 1997 vol 297 cc53-4W
Mr. Leslie

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what targets he intends to set for the revised Home Energy Efficiency Scheme. [6159]

Angela Eagle

Major changes to the scheme come into force on 1 July and I want to monitor their performance. Accordingly, I have set two targets for the current year: the payment of 400,000 grants, and, for each grant, the achievement of an average energy efficiency improvement of 5 points as measured by the mean Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP). The changes were made by the previous administration, and it is now not practicable to stop their coming into effect on 1 July. But I shall take an early opportunity to review the scheme in order to check that it is meeting the needs of customers.