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Housing (Insulation)

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many dwellings in the public sector have been given improved insulation under the 1978 programme; and what has been the cost to date.

From April 1978 to the end of November 1981, 236,798 uninsulated public sector houses were provided with insulation at a cost of £11·471 million.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate (a) of the number of public sector houses below accepted standards of insulation and (b) of the average cost of insulating a four-apartment house to accepted standards.

Approximately 400,000 public sector houses with loft spaces have less loft insulation than the current Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations requirement of 50mm (two inches). The average cost of providing loft insulation in a typical four-apartment house is about £100.