§ Mr. Barron
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities are currently giving assistance by way of either a repurchase or reinstatement grant under the Housing Defects Act 1984; and what are the totals in each case.
§ Sir George Young
Under the Housing Defects Act 1984, which came into effect on 1 December 1984, local housing authorities have a duty to provide assistance, upon application, to eligible owners. Information about the number of authorities currently giving assistance is not available.