asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what instructions have been issued by his Department to local authorities on home insulation and energy conservation measures.
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Sheffield. Heeley (Mr. Hooley) on 5 March. In addition, the advice in Department of Environment circular 23/78 on expenditure on insulation in public sector dwellings which is eligible for subsidy is still relevant.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will increase grants to firms in the manufacture of mineral insulating fibres in order that adequate supplies will be available for home insulation and energy conservation being undertaken in the public and private sectors of the building industry.
My right hon. Friend makes no grants to firms manufacturing insulation materials.