§ 13. Mr. Idris Owen
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total number of improvement grants made during the period June 1970 to 31st December 1973; how this figure compares with the corresponding period prior to June 1970; how many were granted in 1973; and, of that figure, how many were granted in Stockport.
§ Mr. Eyre
The numbers of improvement grants approved in Great Britain for all owners in the period of three and a half years immediately before the end of June 1970 were 453,000 and in the period of three and a half years immediately after June 1970 were 1,154,000. In 1973 453,000 grants were approved in Great Britain. Figures for individual authority areas for the same period are not yet available, but the number approved in Stockport in the first nine months of 1973 was 712 compared with 285 grants approved in the first nine months of 1970.