§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what increase has been made in the provision for home insulation grants in England contained in the total local authority housing capital allocations for 1985–86, to take account of the first full year of the operation of the topping-up grants for loft insulation under the homes insulation grant scheme.
§ Sir George Young
Local authorities housing investment programme allocations in England for 1985–86 includes £31 million for the homes insulation scheme.
For 1984–85 the allocation is £35 million. Latest estimates suggest an expenditure of some £31 million for 1984–85, which includes the first 9 months of operation of the scheme since it was extended to the topping-up of existing insulation.