HC Deb 05 December 1973 vol 865 c387W
53. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will maintain the present level of improvement grants in assisted areas beyond June 1974 only for those local authorities whose programmes have fallen or will fall behind schedule because of shortages of labour or materials.

Mr. Channon

No. The provisions of the Housing Finance Act 1972 will ensure that additional help will continue to be available notwithstanding the reduction in specific contributions towards local authority improvements that will take place on the expiry of the Housing Act 1971 in June 1974.

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