§ Mr. Woolmer
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider making the electrical rewiring of older dwellings eligible for improvement grant assistance in its own right.
§ Sir George Young
Where an improved electrical installation is required to meet the approved standard, such work can already be eligible on its own for an improvement grant at the discretion of the local authority. In other circumstances, rewiring may be grant-aided as a repair associated with works of improvement, with either an improvement or an intermediate grant. There are at present no plans to change these arrangements.