§ 40. Miss Joan Lestor
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to safeguard the waste of resources as a result of the overheating of many public buildings.
§ Mr. Marks
The Property Services Agency maintains buildings occupied by central Government Departments. It defines temperature standards throughout these buildings and is involved in a substantial programme of technical measures to improve heating controls and thermal insulation where these are deficient. Over the last five years the Agency has succeeded in reducing its energy bill by about 25 per cent. and is aiming to achieve greater reductions. It would be helpful if my hon. Friend could write to me with any examples of buildings which she considers to be overheated at present.