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Local Government Finance: Disabled

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 148W, on local government finance: disabled, when she expects to make an announcement on funding for the disabled facilities grant. (177236)

Further to the announcement on 6 December of the national funding for Disabled Facilities Grant programme of £146 million for 2008-09, individual local authority allocations are currently being calculated. Government offices are due to submit their recommendations for ministerial approval shortly. Additionally the Government announced an extra £11.5 million for the Disabled Facilities Grant programme for 2007-08 on 14 January, individual local authority allocations for 2007-08 can be viewed on the following link:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/corporate/doc/646786