Home Energy Conservation Bill 2001

MQT on 2001-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2001
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the Mayor give his support to the new Home Energy Conservation Bill 2001 which, if it becomes law, will provide measures to ensure that the targets in the current Home Energy Conservation Act are reached, ensure co-ordinated action on fuel poverty and introduce energy efficiency standards to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) through a national licensing scheme?



Answer for Home Energy Conservation Bill 2001

Answer for Home Energy Conservation Bill 2001

Answered By: 
The Mayor

From reading a draft version of the Home Energy Conservation Bill 2001, I expect to give it my support.

The boroughs have a duty, under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995, to raise the energy efficiency of the housing stock in their areas by 30% from 1995 standards by 2010. Whilst boroughs have this obligation " and I am sure most wish to do so " energy conservation has to compete with other services for resources. The Bill will allow the Government to indicate the appropriate proportion of Housing Investment Programme (HIP) allocation that should be devoted to this work.

The Bill is therefore an important contribution to the eradicating fuel poverty and reducing emissions of carbon dioxide. For the sake of people's health, living conditions and the global environment, this Bill should be supported. .