HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc608-9W
51. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of homes in England and Wales which will be modernised with the help of improvement grants in 1980; and how this compares with the 1979 figure.

Mr. Stanley

Provisional figures show that in 1979 72,300 house renovation grants were given in England and Wales. The number of grants given in 1980 will depend primarily on decisions by individual householders to improve their homes and on how individual authorities decide to use their single-block housing allocation.