HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 c511W
Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if those local authorities which underspend their allocation of grant under the homes insulation scheme in the current financial year will be able to divert such unspent funds to other purposes.

Sir George Young

Local authorities may use their homes insulation scheme allocation for other purposes if it is not required for grants under the Homes Insulation Act 1978. Under section 2(1) of the 1978 Act, expenditure on such grants is financed in full by the Department, but this provision does not apply to any part of the allocation used to cover expenditure on other services.