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Departmental Houses (Insulation)

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what programme he has for providing insulation to the housing stock of his Department for those employed in the police service; and whether he will make a statement.

My Department provides housing only for certain police officers seconded to central service. Arrangements have been made to ensure that all such houses are insulated. Housing for members of police forces is provided by police authorities.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what programme he has for providing insulation to the housing stock of his Department for those employed in the fire service; and whether he will make a statement.

The insulation of houses at the fire service staff and technical colleges which are occupied by fire service officers is a matter for the Property Services Agency. The provision of houses for members of fire brigades, where appropriate, together with their insulation, is a matter for the fire authority concerned.