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Energy Efficiency Direction Orders

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria he uses in deciding whether to issue an energy efficiency direction order in response to local authorities failing to meet targets set in the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995. (171753)

When considering whether to issue discretionary directions, we would need to consider the balance between this option and those measures identified in the 2006 Climate Change Programme and the Local Government White Paper.