HC Deb 30 January 1986 vol 90 cc604-5W
Mr. Stern

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last reviewed the expenditure limit under the Housing Defects Act 1984 for the repair of defective homes; and when he expects the next review to take place.

Sir George Young

The current expenditure limit of £14,000 was prescribed by order when the Housing Defects Act 1984 came into operation on 1 December 1984, and was based on evidence on the cost of repairing Airey houses available at that time. The costs of repair methods for houses of various types designated under the Act are now being reviewed by my Department, to provide evidence for any revisions of the expenditure limit that may be needed.