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Home Improvements

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment in which 10 local authority areas in the United Kingdom the Government have provided the largest sums of money for home improvement since 1979.

The table shows those local authorities in England which, between the financial years 1981–82 and 1988–89, received the largest total amount of Exchequer contribution towards the cost of loan charges incurred by them in giving home improvement grants. Information for years prior to 1981–82 is not readily available. I refer my hon. Friend to the Secretaries of State for Wales, for Scotland and for Northern Ireland for information relating to the rest of the United Kingdom.

Local authorityTotal payment £ million
Birmingham69,640
Liverpool61,475
Manchester58,713
Bradford39,970
Leicester35,480
Wirral35,229
Wandsworth34,526
Nottingham31,543
Hammersmith and Fulham30,957
Sheffield29,952