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District Heating

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress is being made in the provision of district heating to both private houses and new local authority building; and if he will encourage this system in view of the economies that can now be achieved by this method of using energy.

Based on tender approvals, the proportion of new local authority housing served by district heating increased by about 150 per cent. between 1969 and 1973, the last year for which figures are available. Information on the private sector is not available.My Department encourages local authorities to consider district heating for new housing developments and approved schemes receive financial assistance.