HC Deb 19 May 2003 vol 405 c623W
Mrs. Dean

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent assessment he has made of the total estimated value of outstanding disabled facilities grant work in(a) England, (b) Staffordshire and (c) East Staffordshire. [113154]

Mr. McNulty

I announced on 10 February this year a substantial increase in Government funding for the disabled facilities grant budget for England. The increase to £99 million will be for each of the next three years. This was in response to requests from local authorities for additional resources to deal with an increasing demand for housing adaptations from disabled people and their families, (including the need for level access showers).

The Government does not, however, monitor in detail the level of outstanding work under this programme, or the unmet need for level-access showers, either at national or local authority level.

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