Energy Conservation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th January 1991.

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Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo , Bristol South 12:00 am, 28th January 1991

Is the Secretary of State aware that an estimated 6·6 million households suffer from fuel poverty as a result of inefficient fuel heating systems? Does he agree that the lessons learnt from the Gulf crisis and war and the fight over oil, combined with this Government's inefficient approach to energy conservation, mean that a national programme for energy conservation and energy use is urgently required if we are to address the country's energy problems?