§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether extra funds will be made available to finance the new 90 per cent. repair and restoration grants for dwellings announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the debate on the Address, so that funding of the existing discretionary grants is not impaired.
§ Mr. Stanley
As far as 1982–83 is concerned, all local authorities were notified on 29 October that they may further increase their expenditure on home improvement grants without limit in 1982–83 and without the need to submit prior applications. Any necessary additional allocations will be made retrospectively in the light of outturn expenditure in 1982–83. With regard to 1983–84, I cannot for the moment add to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 15 November about Department of the Environment capital programmes.—[Vol. 32, c. 19.]