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High-Rise Flats (Strengthening)

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what assistance was given by his Department to those local authorities which were obliged to strengthen high-rise flats in the light of the Ronan Point disaster.

My Department made available a capital grant equivalent to 50 per cent. of the total admissible costs falling on local authorities in connection with the appraisal and strengthening of blocks of flats of seven storeys and over. The admissible costs and arrangements for the payment of grant are set out in Ministry of Housing and Local Government Circular 29/70 which is obtainable in the Library.