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Repairs Grants

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce his decision on repairs grants and the alteration to the date of construction for qualifying dwellings.

We have been giving careful consideration to this matter. The conclusion we have reached is that, for the moment, there should be no change to the cut-off date for eligibility for repairs grants. The results of the English house condition survey show that 93 per cent. of properties in substantial disrepair were in fact built before 1919.