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Departmental Housing Stock (Insulation)

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what programme he has for providing insulation to the housing stock of his Department for those employed in the National Health Service; and whether he will make a statement.

Improving the insulation of the housing stock of the National Health Service is one aspect of the energy economy campaign which my Department has been actively pursuing in conjunction with the appropriate officers of the NHS.My Department has made special grants for insulation and energy economy measures including the insulation of the housing stock, and these total £10 million. In addition, my Department has this year allocated to NHS Regions a further £4 million which is part of the comprehensive package of energy conservation measures announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy last December.