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Energy Savings

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much by way of grant his Department has paid to date for energy-saving measures, including insulation, in respect of service quarters for married or single personnel; and what energy savings he estimates have been thereby achieved.

Grants for energy-saving measures are not paid to the occupants of service quarters. Instead, my Department has since the late 1970s, undertaken an extensive programme of insulation and other upgrading of married quarters as part of scheduled maintenance. A wide range of efficiency measures has also been undertaken in respect of barrack accommodation. A 17.3 per cent saving in energy use has been achieved on the defence estate as a whole over the last five years.