§ 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. 184W
§ 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.