§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the latest figures, by quarter, for the number of(a) applications and (b) approvals of the various grants for home renovation and repair (i) since June 1990 and (ii) for the eight quarters ending in June 1990.
§ Mr. Yeo
The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 changed the system of renovation grants to private owners and tenants in England from 1 July 1990. Under the new system the Department collects information about grant applications approved and final payments made. Information about grant approvals under the new system during the third quarter of 1990 are shown in the table. Figures for the fourth quarter of 1990 are not yet available.544W
The previous system of grants to private owners and tenants ended at 30 June 1990. Grant applications and approvals under the old system up to and including the first quarter of 1990 are shown in table 2.16 of "Housing and Construction Statistics Part 2" June 1990. A copy of this publication is in the Library.
Renovation grants under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 Grant applications approved—England—third quarter, 1990 Mandatory Discretionary Renovation grants 144 66 HMO1 grants Nil Nil Common parts grants Nil Nil Disabled facilities grant 172 16 Minor works assistance — 3,362 1 Houses in multiple occupation.