HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 c221W
12. Mr. Rogers

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to increase the resources for local authority housing repair grants. [2605]

Mr. Win Griffiths

£164 million is available from the Welsh Office to Welsh local authorities for private sector renewal this year. Provision for future years will be subject to the outcome of the annual Public Expenditure Survey.

The Bill on Supplementary Credit Approvals, which had its Second Reading on 17 June, will provide local authorities with the capability of applying at least some of their Supplementary Credit Approvals to housing repair programmes.

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