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Improvement Grants

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he now proposes to take to raise the limit of £100 rateable value above which a house cannot qualify for improvement grant; and if he will make a statement.

The Housing (Limits of Rateable Value for Improvement Grants) (Scotland) Order 1977, which was laid before the House on 29th March, replaces the present all-Scotland limit of £100 by separate limits for each district. The effect will be to raise the limit in those areas where rateable values tend to be above the average and to depress it where they are lower.