HC Deb 15 May 1980 vol 984 c658W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will increase improvement grants to £7,500;

(2) when house improvement grants were last increased.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Construction to my hon. Friend the Member for Huntingdonshire (Mr. Major) on 23 April. The eligible expense limits for improvement grants were last increased in August 1977.—[Vol. 983, Col. 188–89.]