§ Mr. Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will amend the criteria for the making of improvement grants, in particular to raise substantially the rateable value over which grants are not applicable.
§ Mr. Kaufman
The Department is keeping a close watch on the effect of the grant provisions introduced in the Housing Act 1974, but my right hon. Friend sees no reason at this stage for increasing generally the rateable value limits applying to improvement grants for owner-occupiers.