HC Deb 23 March 1983 vol 39 cc442-3W
19. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his most recent estimate of the level of grants paid to local authorities in England for the insulation of domestic housing in the current year; and what expenditure is envisaged for 1983–84.

Sir George Young

It is provisionally estimated that in the first six months of the current financial year £11.6 million has been paid out in 169,000 grants by local authorities in England under the homes insulation scheme. Some £31.9 million has been allocated for grants in 1983–84. Authorities are reimbursed in full for these grants by central Government.