§ Mr. Sainsbury
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many special grants for improving the amenities of houses in multiple occupation have been awarded since the Housing Act 1980; and how many were for providing fire escapes.
§ Sir George Young
In England about 1,700 special grants were paid during 1981 and 1982, of which about 1,350 included provision of means of escape from fire. Information on grants for fire escapes is not available for the period from 27 October 1980, when the provisions of the Housing Act became operative.