§ Mr. Gwynoro Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many applications for each of the grants available under the Housing Act, 1969, were made to each housing authority in Wales in 1969–70 and to date in 1970–71; and how many applications were approved by each authority.204W
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
The information on applications made cannot readily be provided in the form requested. The total numbers of dwellings in Wales which have been the subject of grant applications and approvals under the Housing Act, 1969, and under the previous legislation are, however, as follows:
IMPROVED GRANTS APPLIED FOR Number of Discretionary Dwellings Standard (including Special Grants) January, 1969 to December, 1969 3,766 2,282 January, 1970 to November, 1970 6,772 3,289 IMPROVEMENT GRANTS APPROVED TO DATE Number of Discretionary Dwellings Standard (including Special Grants) January, 1969 to December, 1969 3,079 2,104 January, 1970 to November, 1970 5,267 2,985
No direct comparison can be made between the figures for grants applied for and grants approved.
Separate figures for each housing authority showing the number of dwellings in approved applications are published annually by Her Majesty's Stationery Office in the booklet "Local Housing Statistics—England and Wales".
Figures for 1969 are contained in Issue No. 14 of May, 1970. Figures for 1970 are now being prepared for publication.