§ Mr. Rossi
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will issue guidance to local authorities in fulfilling their duty under Section 82(5) of the Housing Act 1974 to check that the payment of improvement grants is conditional on the works pertaining to the grant being carried out to their satisfaction; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Freeson
I have at present no evidence that authorities are failing to comply with these requirements of the Act, but if the hon. Member has any I will, of course, consider it.