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Residential Homes (Heating)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what level of heating his Department recommends for local authority residential homes for the elderly.

Guidance issued to local authorities advises that areas of residential homes occupied by residents should be maintained at a comfortable level of temperature at all times and the technical specification recommends that space heating installations should be capable of producing a temperature of 21 degrees centigrade in these areas under specified conditions.