§ Sir Raymond Gower
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he plans to take to encourage house owners to make better provision for the conservation of energy.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The scheme for home insulation provides for grants of up to 66 per cent. of costs, with a maximum grant of £65, for loft and pipe insulation where none exists at present. On 26 August 1980 we amended the scheme to provide that in the case of eligible elderly persons grants of up to 90 per cent. of the cost with a maximum grant of £90 can be made. We have no plans to alter these arrangements.