HC Deb 04 March 1981 vol 1000 c122W
31. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities are currently not making house improvement grants available because of the effects of the moratorium; and if he will list them.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

No authority is prevented by the moratorium from giving either mandatory grants or any discretionary grants which, before the moratorium, it had entered into an undertaking to give; or from entering into new commitments which will not involve expenditure by the authority before 1 April 1981.