§ Mr. Simon Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much of the additional £60 million made available to local authorities for enveloping and housing improvement grants in 1983–84 has been taken up.
§ Sir George Young
It is anticipated that local authorities' additional allocations covering expenditure on 43W home improvement grants and enveloping schemes in England in 1983–84 will total some £430 million. This includes the additional expenditure of £60 million expected to arise from the measures announced by my right hon. and learned Friend the then Chancellor of the Exchequer in his statement on 15 March 1983 at column 146.