§ Mr. Cant
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, for the purpose of comparison between local authorities, he will make a statement, in respect of non-metropolitan districts with a population of more than 200,000, giving information relating to the average monthly number of vacant council houses in each district for the latest 12 month period, the average period of time such houses remained vacant and the amount of rent loss suffered by each authority.
§ Mr. Armstrong
My right hon. Friend has now presented to the House a Bill providing for a scheme of home insulation grants. The timetable for implementation of the measures will depend on the speed of the Bill's passage through Parliament. My aim will be to bring the scheme into effect before the peak insulating period in the autumn.