§ 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.