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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13035: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 29 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-11854 by Kevin Stewart on 25 October 2017, how many accredited professionals there are in Scotland, and whether this is sufficient to meet demand.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 12 December 2017

The range of different accredited professionals to be employed on energy efficiency retrofit for traditional buildings will depend on the specific circumstances of the building. The Scottish Government does not hold information centrally on this issue.

We will publish a routemap for Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme in 2018. As part of the development of the Programme we are working with relevant professional accreditation bodies, industry representatives, consumer protection agencies and the skills and enterprise agencies to assess overall current and future capacity requirements over the 15-20 year timescale for the programme.