HC Deb 19 February 1981 vol 999 c222W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will publish in the Official Report the annual sum spent on advertising grants for domestic fuel economy measures; how many such grants were given in each of the last three years; and what was the average value of the grant in each of those years.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

The information about grants under the homes insulation scheme is as follows:

Financial year Amount spent on advertising by Department of the Environment Number of grants paid by local authorities in England Average grant
£ £
1978–79* 156,000 215,000 39
1979–80 118,000 377,000 37
1980–81 †246,000 +111,000 +43
* The scheme began in September 1978.
† Estimated costs for whole of 1980–81.
‡ Figure for the first six months of 1980–81.

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