Thermal Insulation

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1959.

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Photo of Mr Somerville Hastings Mr Somerville Hastings , Barking 12:00 am, 27th July 1959

asked the Minister Health if he will give instructions to his hospital architecture and design unit to give consideration to the importance of limiting heat loss by the use of double windows, fibre glass and similar insulating materials.

Photo of Mr Richard Thompson Mr Richard Thompson , Croydon South

The Ministry's design unit is fully conscious of the advantages of double windows and insulating materials and the circumstances in which it would be economic and practicable to recommend their more extensive use are being considered.

Photo of Mr Somerville Hastings Mr Somerville Hastings , Barking

Do not the Parliamentary Secretary and his right hon. and learned Friend realise that greater care regarding heat insulation would avoid the necessity of polluting the air by sulphur oxide from the heating of hospitals, which was so much objected to, and rightly, by the Manchester City Council?

Photo of Mr Richard Thompson Mr Richard Thompson , Croydon South

Yes, we shall certainly bear those considerations in mind as well.