§ 10. Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the latest number of applications for housing renovation grants which have been approved by local authorities in Wales but not yet paid out; what is the approximate value in grant terms of these applications; and what proportion of them he expects (a) will be paid before 31 March 1984, and (b) will carry over for payment into the 1984–85 financial year.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
We estimate that as at 30 September about 29,000 grants had been approved but not paid. Their value is between £85 million and £90 million, of which about £50 million is likely to be paid before 31 March 1984. The balance will carry into the next financial year.