asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what applications have been received from Bolton council since 1983 for funds for repair grants for (a) council housing and (b) private homes; how many homes have been repaired in each category as a result; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend is not aware of such applications. It is for individual local authorities to decide how to distribute the total resources made available to them in their housing investment programme allocations. I understand that Bolton MBC has reported to the Department payment of 437 repairs grants between 1983 and 1986, of which one was to a council tenant.