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Energy Efficiency

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely impact of (a) home information packs and (b) the home condition report on improving energy efficiency. (77963)

I have been asked to reply.

The home condition report within the pack will provide buyers and sellers with an assessment of the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of the home, as well as advice on measures that can be taken to improve these. This will enable buyers to consider energy efficiency in choosing their new home, and will give sellers and new owners reliable advice on how to make improvements. This and other information in the home condition report will raise awareness of energy efficiency and property condition and are expected to contribute to an overall improvement in housing stock and reduced carbon emissions.