§ Sir Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if any application has been received from the London borough of Camden for supplementary grant under the 1985–86 homes insulation grant programme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
No application has been received from the London borough of Camden for an additional allocation under the homes insulation scheme. Local authorities were informed in DOE circular 7/85, issued in March 1985, that in addition to an initial allocation which had been made to individual local authorities, a reserve of £7 million had been established from which further allocations would be made in accordance with demand. Authorities were asked to apply in time to maintain their flow of approvals and to avoid their having to impose a moratorium on approvals. Many local authorities have applied for such additional allocations.