§ 69. Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he approved grants for new homes at the Lower Grange estate; and what assurances he was given as to when the building of new homes for sale and to rent and the modernisation of existing homes was to start.
§ Mr. Chope
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 28 February 1990,Official Report, Vol. 168, column 197.
I understand that a contract has been let for the estate action scheme and work will start on site very shortly.
The city grant arrangements are being finalised; work is required to start within three months of these being completed.
Work on the new-build houses for rent has already started.