Energy Conservation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20 April 1994.

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Photo of Tony Baldry Tony Baldry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) 12:00, 20 April 1994

Only a Liberal Member of Parliament could dream up such a fantasy. The straightforward fact is that the Bill would impose a statutory duty to compel every local authority to inspect and audit every home in the country, not only their own housing stock, and we believe that that would impose an unnecessary extra regulatory burden on local authorities and unnecessary extra costs on taxpayers.