§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if Her Majesty's Government are making available extra funding to local authorities to cover amounts for repairs and maintenance on owner-occupied properties for those on low or reduced income.
§ Mr. Trippier
An additional £20 million of resources have been made available for 1989–90 to 29 local284W authorities (isted in my reply to a question from the hon. Member for Burnley (Mr. Pike) on 3 February, Official Report, columns 429–30, to encourage the renewal of the private sector housing stock in selected areas. The authorities concerned are expected to steer a significant proportion of these additional resources towards owners on low incomes.