HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 c137W
32. Mr. John Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the expenditure for the last convenient year on house improvement grants in Scotland.

Mr. Younger:

In 1971, local authorities in Scotland paid grants of nearly £3 million to private owners, and improvements of public sector houses costing about £4 million were approved for grant. The amount of annual Government contributions depends on whether the completed works attract the provisions of the Housing Act, 1971.