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Home Insulation

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set out the individual allocations for the years 1978—79 and 1979–80 for home insulation in the following cities : (a) Liverpool, (b) Birmingham, (c) Sheffield, (d) Newcastle and (e) Leeds.

The individual allocations (at 1979 survey prices) were as follows :estimate of the total cost to Manchester city council in the current year of the various reports of the Clegg commission; and if any account will be taken of this in the moneys to be made available to the council by Her Majesty's Government.

This is a matter for Manchester city council. The net cost will depend in part on its success in reducing its manpower levels. A realistic allowance for the effects of outstanding comparability awards was included within the cash limit for rate support grant for 1980–81.