HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 c121W
Mr. Micheal Forsyth

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will extend the eligibility for repair grants to all domestic properties regardless of rateable value.

Mr. Ancram

Rateable value limits have applied to the making of some, but not all, repairs grants since such grants first became available five years ago. A review of policy on houses improvements and repairs as a whole is under way at present and I do not think I would be appropriate to make changes in particular aspects of the present arrangements until there has been an opportunity to formulate proposals and to carry out consultations on them.