HC Deb 03 March 1987 vol 111 cc542-3W
Mr. Stern

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of PRC homes eligible for assistance have been repaired to date; and approximately what proportion he expects to have been repaired by 31 March 1988.

Mr. Tracey

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave on 4 February to my hon. Friend the Member for Epping Forest (Sir J. Biggs-Davison) at column 723 concerning progress under the housing defects legislation. Evidence available to the Department suggests that some 23,000 private owners of PRC properties were eligible for assistance. Although it is not possible to forecast reliably the position at 31 March 1988 we expect to see substantial progress on repairs over the next year.