HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 cc47-8W
Mr. Allen McKay

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list (a) the types of Airey type houses and Wates type houses, (b) the type of house in both categories which are eligible for grant for rehabilitation purposes; and when those not eligible for grant will be made eligible.

Mr. Tracey

The Airey and Wates prefabricated reinforced concrete dwelling types, designed before 1960, are designated under the housing defects legislation; private owners are eligible for assistance (either reinstatement grant or repurchase) in accordance with the rules laid down in the legislation. Wates large panel properties are a later, different form of construction and are not designated. Such systems are being investigated by the Building Research Establishment and any further action will need to be considered in the light of BRE's findings.