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Housing Repairs (Hillingdon)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the London borough of Hillingdon seeking financial assistance for urgent remedial work to 1,432 dwellings built under the Bison wallframes system; and if he will make a statement.

The London borough of Hillingdon has sought Government assistance by way of housing subsidy in respect of remedial works to dwellings constructed by the Bison wall frame system. The normal rules do not provide for subsidy to be paid towards repair or remedial works. We hope to reach a decision shortly on whether exceptional assistance should be afforded in this particular case.