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Disabled Facilities Grants: Castle Point

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many payments her Department made to Castle Point borough council under the Disabled Facilities Grant scheme in each of the last five years; and how much was spent on such payments in each of those years. (251057)

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is a mandatory grant used to provide adaptations to the homes of disabled people. Local authorities in England report their annual Disabled Facilities Grant number of recipients to Communities and Local Government through the Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix (HSSA). Information for 2003-04 to 2007-08 is provided in the following table. The following table sets out the numbers and Government allocation of disabled facilities grant for Castle Point borough council:

Number of grant recipients

£

2003-04

36

90,000

2004-05

31

90,000

2005-06

55

89,000

2006-07

51

140,000

2007-08

40

136,000