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The insulation industry could soon get a boost from a law forcing councils to audit energy use in homes.A parliamentary Bill is seeking to make councils assess energy consumption and detail measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their areas.The private member's Bill last week survived a crucial hurdle when it gained a second reading. Most fall foul of time restrictions at this stage.Sponsored by Liberal Democrat Alan Beith, it enjoys support from Labour and individual Tories and the Government has not so far tried to block it.Mr Beith's supporters hope that the audits would build up into a national picture of wasted energy, which would put pressure on the Government to spend more on grants to help home owners with this work. CONSTRUCTION NEWS