HC Deb 23 July 1957 vol 574 c30W
75. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many applications were received from local authorities during the year 1956 asking for grants for improvements in water, housing and sewage; how many have been refused; and what was the chief reason for the refusal.

Mr. Bevins

The number of applications for grant for water and sewerage schemes received during the year 1956 was 377–203 for water and 174 for sewerage—of which 163–105 for water and 58 for sewerage—have been refused. There were various reasons for refusal of such grant.

Applications for grant from 144 local authorities involving 1,240 dwellings were approved under the Housing Act, 1949, during 1956. Information as to the number of proposals received is not readily available.