HC Deb 25 October 1960 vol 627 cc2144-5
39. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how many landlords received improvement grants in 1959; how many of them were owner-occupiers; and how many owned more than one house.

Sir K. Joseph

My right hon. Friend is unable to provide the information asked for. Separate figures showing the numbers of improvement grants made to landlords and owner-occupiers respectively are not available before the beginning of this year.

Mr. Awbery

Is the Minister aware that landlords' associations are writing to their members telling them of the things they can extract from the various Acts of Parliament passed, while owner-occupiers are unaware of them? Will he take steps to make known to owner-occupiers as well as to landlords all the benefits they can get from these Acts?

Sir K. Joseph

My right hon. Friend takes every opportunity to make these facts known, and the dramatically increasing trend of improvement grants shows that the information is being heeded.