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Energy: Conservation

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the number of A-rated energy labelled circulator pumps installed in (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic properties. (219267)

The labelling scheme on circulators is voluntary and therefore the Government do not hold information on the number of A rated circulator pumps installed in the UK.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her Department plans to include energy efficient circulator pumps within Part L of the Buildings Regulations for domestic and non-domestic properties; and if she will make a statement. (219268)

The Department has started a review of the energy efficiency provisions within Part L of the Building Regulations. As part of this we are considering the potential for introduction of energy efficiency standards for pumps in domestic and non-domestic properties. Any such proposals would be the subject of formal consultation in 2009 with the aim of making amendments that would come into effect in 2010.