§ 13. Mr. Tom Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities have frozen payments on home improvements; and how many grant applications are outstanding with these local authorities.
§ Mr. Ancram
Local authorities do not provide information to the Scottish development department of the kind the hon. Member has requested. However all legal commitments pre 20 October have been taken into account in non-HRA allocations, so no payments for applications properly approved by that date should be frozen.