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Improvement Grants

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 19 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many improvement grants have been awarded by the Walsall Borough, later Walsall Metropolitan District Council, since 1966; and what is the average per 1,000 dwellings receiving improvement and other grants (a) for England and Wales and (b) for West Midlands metropolitan district councils.

A total of 3,594 grants to private owners for the improvement of dwellings were approved by the former county borough of Walsall and Metropolitan District Council in the years 1966 to 1976 inclusive. Current average rates for private sector renovation grants approved per 1,000 dwellings of total housing stock in England and Wales and in West Midlands metropolitan district councils are as follows:

England and Wales4·0
Birmingham4·5
Coventry4·5
Dudley1·3
Sandwell2·3
Solihull0·4
Walsall2·6
Wolverhampton1·8