Orders of the Day — Homes Insulation Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th May 1978.

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Photo of Mr Toby Jessel Mr Toby Jessel , Twickenham 12:00 am, 19th May 1978

Has my hon. Friend considered that some older houses have skylights to let in light on, say, a well-type staircase? Such skylights, in effect, comprise part of the roof. They are often composed of two layers of glass. Does he agree that they should be included within the definition of "roof" for the purposes of the Bill, because a lot of heat escapes through glass in the roof?