§ Alan Simpson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on delay in the instigation of the second phase of the consultation exercise on fiscal instruments to promote investment in energy efficiency. 
§ John Healey
The Government consulted on the case for using economic instruments to improve household energy efficiency during 2002 and a summary of responses was published on the Treasury website it January 2003.
As announced in Budget 2003, having full considered the responses the Government intend to undertake further detailed consultation on specific measures to encourage household energy efficient shortly.