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Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:17 pm on 19 March 2024.

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Photo of Lord Whitty Lord Whitty Labour 3:17, 19 March 2024

My Lords, 20 years ago, when I had some responsibility for the insulation programme, health issues were just as important, if not more so, than fuel poverty as such, or climate change. I made some attempt to get the Department of Health to recognise the preventive nature of this programme. I failed totally, but would the Minister care to comment on his ability to persuade the current Department of Health that a preventive insulation programme is very much in its interests and the long-term interests of the health service?