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Thermal Insulation

Volume 939: debated on Friday 18 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are his plans to improve the take-up by pensioners of grants to insulate their homes as a way of saving energy.

Publicising the availability of such grants is, of course, primarily a matter for the Government Departments concerned—namely, the Department of Health and Social Security and the Department of the Environment. However, the Department of Energy is at present in consultation with them about the possibility of issuing a short leaflet on this subject. Reference to the assistance available will be made in the revised edition of the Department's booklet "Compare Your Home Heating Costs", which I hope will be published early next year.