§ Mr. Corbett
To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee what progress has been made in the conversion to the use of energy-saving light bulbs in each parliamentary building.
§ Mr. Ray Powell
As part of a continuing programme of energy-saving measures in the Palace of Westminster and the parliamentary estate, low-energy light fittings have been installed in many areas. Where these have been installed they have contributed over the past three years to savings of some 65 per cent. in the consumption of electricity. During the same period, over 300 "occupancy sensors" have been installed, which automatically switch off lights when areas are vacated.