§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make home improvement grants claimable by private sector tenants without a repairing lease.
§ Mr. Howard
No. Where a tenant is not required by the terms of his lease to undertake works of repair or improvement the responsibility will rest with the landlord. It is therefore appropriate for the landlord to apply for grant and for any payment to be based on an assessment of his resources.