§ 26. Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the condition of housing in Greater Manchester.
§ Mr. Trippier
Responsibility for the condition of housing in Greater Manchester, as elsewhere, rests with the owners. For properties in private ownership, grants may be available to help to improve them. Where the586W owner is the local authority, my Department's estate action unit continues to provide significant assistance in improving housing conditions on rundown estates.