HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 c329W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to encourage the renovation of property in those areas of Lancashire where house prices are so low as to make renovation uneconomic.

Sir George Young

[holding answer 22 October 1993]: It is for local authorities to determine the most satisfactory course of action for dealing with unfit properties. Exchequer subsidy is available to help the costs associated with the option of reduction, clearance and closure.