§ 25. Mr. Andrew Bowden
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the number of elderly people who received a 66 per cent. grant for home insulation under the Homes Insulation Act 1978 in each year from 1978 until the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Information is not available about the number of elderly people who have received insulation grants at the rate of 66 per cent. However, 308,700 90 per cent. grants were paid to elderly people on low incomes in528W the period from October 1980 to June 1984; from July 1984 to December 1986 148,200 grants at 90 per cent. were paid to elderly or disabled people on low incomes, of which the majority are believed to have been to the elderly.