HC Deb 02 March 1971 vol 812 c402W
Mr. James Hill

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to increase the number of items in the list of standard grants by including, for example, replacement of obsolete and dangerous fittings such as gas geysers, replacement of perished or non-existent damp courses, roof repairs, and faulty electrical wiring.

Mr. Amery

The purpose of standard grants is to encourage the provision of certain well-defined basic amenities in houses which lack these facilities. Discretionary grants are available for more comprehensive schemes of conversion or improvement and for any necessary repairs and replacements carried out at the same time.