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Cavity Walls (Insulation)

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he proposes to issue any further advice to local authorities on cavity wall insulation, following the cautious response by some councils to his recommendation that Building Regulation C9 should be waived in appropriate circumstances; and whether he will make a statement on his policy on this matter.

My hon. Friend outlined his policy in his replies to my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Mr. Cant) and the hon. Member for Cheadle (Mr. Normanton) on 19th June—[Vol. 893, c. 513–5]—and to the hon. Member for Bosworth (Mr. Butler) on 24th June—[Vol. 894, c. 123–4]. The Department will be sending a further letter to local authorities shortly, and I will let the hon. Member have a copy.