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Houses (Central Heating)

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of public and private sector houses, respectively, which lack central heating; and what is his estimate of the cost of installing full central heating in the average local authority house, giving costs for gas, solid fuel and electricity.

The 1976 English house condition survey indicated that at that time some 2·7 million public sector dwellings and about 3·8 million private sector dwellings were not wholly or partly centrally heated.

My Department does not hold adequate information on which to base an estimate of average costs of installation for different fuels, given the variety of factors which may influence costs in any individual case.