§ Mr. Roderick
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will draw up proposals for giving grants towards extensions to houses built after 1961 for the purpose of accommodating disabled or sick relations.
§ Mr. John Morris
Yes. Applications for improvement grants and intermediate grants in respect of dwellings for a disabled occupant, as defined in the Housing Act 1974 as amended, are subject to the limitation mentioned by the hon. Member. I have it in mind, however, to issue a direction to local authorities to exercise their discretion under Section 56(4) to consider such applications where appropriate, regardless of the age of the dwelling.