§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider shortening and simplifying the application forms used under the Housing Act 1974 for disabled people to apply for grants for adaptation of their homes.
§ Mr. Stanley
There are no statutory forms for home improvement grant applications. The Department has provided model forms for the guidance of local authorities, most recently in DOE circular 21/80 when the model forms were considerably simplified following the passing of the Housing Act 1980. These forms are, however, advisory only and there is no obligation on authorities to adopt them.