§ Miss Boothroyd
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much money is expected to be made available to local authorities under section 12 of the Housing Defects Act 1984 in the current and next financial years, respectively.
§ Sir George Young
As my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Construction indicated to the hon. Lady in his replies to her of 10 May, at column 523–24, no designations under section 12 of the Act have yet been made. As Exchequer contributions to local authorities are made in response to claims submitted after the end of the72W financial year in which the authority incurred the cost, no contributions will be paid in 1985–86. I cannot yet estimate what contributions might be payable in 1986–87.