HC Deb 05 May 1981 vol 4 cc19-20W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will direct the Housing Corporation to allocate part of the £3.8 million which is excess to previous housing association grants to local authorities for building houses for the mentally handicapped.

Mr. Rifkind

No. The £3.8 million which, as announced on 16 March, has been added to the Housing Corporation's provisional allocation of £69 million for 1981–82 is available only for allocation by the corporation to registered housing associations. I made it clear to the Housing Corporation that these extra resources were intended for projects involving sheltered housing and housing for the mentally and physically handicapped.