§ Lord HYLTON
asked Her Majesty's Government:
To what extent the Palace of Westminster is insulated and what recent consideration has been given to improving its thermal efficiency.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY UNDERSECRETARY of STATE, DEPARTMENT of the ENVIRONMENT (Lord Bellwin)
The Palace of Westminster is substantially insulated by thick stone walls, but large windows and the cast iron roofs contribute to some heat loss. An infrared aerial photometric survey of heat losses has recently been made and the results are being analysed. The modernisation of
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