§ 35. Mr. Roderick
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will seek to amend the method of payment of improvement grants to local authorities on properties which they own.
§ 37. Mr. Idris Owen
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much money in the form of grants has been injected into the house improvement programme.
§ Mr. Channon
Since 1969, £55 million has been paid in cash grants to private owners in England and Wales. During the same period, the Government's share of the total capital cost of improvements to local authority housing amounted to £40 million.