asked the Secretary of State for Energy, pursuant to the answer of 1 July, Official Report, column 35, what success he has had with his proposals to encourage the appointment of energy managers in both public and private sectors.
Membership of energy management groups has increased by 70 per cent. over the last 2 years, and is still growing.Many private companies have appointed energy managers after attending ministerial briefings; we are at present conducting a survey to establish the facts. Most local authorities have now designated energy officers. In central Government, the Prime Minister has instructed every Department to appoint an energy manager.