asked the Secretary of State for Energy what steps he is taking to encourage householders who are not owner-occupiers to insulate their homes.
The Government's policy of economic energy pricing provides an incentive to all householders to insulate their homes. These price signals are supported by an advertising campaign and information and advice leaflets which tell householders about particular measures they can adopt to save energy. In addition, grants are made available towards the cost of insulating lofts through the Homes Insulation Scheme administered by the Department of the Environment. Householders who are not owner-occupiers can also apply under the scheme.