HC Deb 08 December 1975 vol 902 c20W
Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has introduced ceilings on expenditure by district councils on improvement grants to either private or council housing.

Mr. Freeson

The total expenditure incurred by housing authorities on improvements and conversions to their own dwellings is subject to an annual capital limit under Section 105 of the Housing Act 1974. Proposals for an identical measure were contained in the Housing and Planning Bill introduced by the previous administration. Expenditure on renovation grants to private owners is not subject to a comparable overall ceiling, although individual grants have always been subject to statutory limits under successive Housing Acts.