HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc183-4W
Mr. Alexander

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on progress in improving energy efficiency in Scottish homes. [65844]

Mr. Macdonald

Under the Government's Warm Deal, £2.5 million was spent last year on improving home energy efficiency in Scotland. This year's budget is just over £6 million and the same amount will be allocated next year. 25,000 households have already benefited and many more will do so. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.