§ Mr. Moss
The Department of Environment for Northern Ireland is currently considering amendments to the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994 which will, when implemented, improve the conservation of fuel and power in new houses. These measures will also provide the energy rating of dwellings using the Government's standard assessment procedure.372W
In addition, Northern Ireland's first home energy conservation report, under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995, was submitted to the Department of Environment for Northern Ireland in November 1996 by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. It proposes a number of measures to improve the energy efficiency of the existing residential sector.
Under the domestic energy efficiency scheme, the Department of Economic Development will continue to provide a comprehensive package of insulation, draught-proofing and advice on energy conservation to low-income households and householders over 60 years of age.