§ Mr. Pope
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much expenditure has been incurred on mandatory home improvement grants in the Hyndburn constituency in each of the financial years since the inception of the current scheme; and what is his estimate, based on recent trends, of the demand for expenditure during the financial year 1992–93.
§ Sir George Young
The total expenditure on mandatory home improvement grants under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 reported by Hyndburn local authority—whose area is identical to the constituency—since the inception of the current renovation grants scheme is:
£ 1990–91 83,300 1991–92 1,333,500
The Department does not prepare forecasts of expenditure on home improvement grants by local authority area, but reported expenditure on mandatory home improvement grants in Hyndburn for the first six months of financial year 1992–93 is £911,300.