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Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what funds he has allocated to local authorities and other bodies to help with the problems of dampness and condensation in council housing; and whether he will consider the extension of the successful Scottish scheme to the rest of the United Kingdom.

No funds have been allocated to deal specifically with dampness and condensation. Local authorities are able to use their general housing allocations according to their own local priorities. I am giving urgent consideration to heating problems arising in public sector housing of which condensation is one important aspect.