HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 c328W
25. Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made by the Building Research Establishment on the technical work on prefabricated reinforced concrete houses referred to in the reply of 24 March, Official Report, c. 1084.

Mr. Stanley

I expect the Building Research Establishment to complete the first phase of its work on Boot, Cornish Unit, Wates, Unity, Orlit, Woolaway and Smith houses next month.

27. Mr. Joseph Dean

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether changes are to be made to the housing investment programme allocation methodology for 1984–85 which will benefit those local authorities faced with substantial bills for remedial work to system-built houses and flats.

Sir George Young

Housing investment programme allocations for 1984–85 will take account of the need for investment in remedial works to system-built dwellings. I shall consider further, in consultation with local authority associations, whether there is a need for any changes to the existing methodology.