HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 c140W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions her Department had with HM Treasury on the elements of a green landlord scheme; and if she will make a statement. [162955]

Margaret Beckett

Defra and HM Treasury officials have been working together closely on a consultation on the use of economic instruments to promote household energy efficiency. As part of this process, the green landlord scheme was discussed at Ministerial level prior to the Budget.