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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the total central Government subsidy to local government housing for each year since 1945; and if he will accompany this with a table giving the total income tax mortgage concessions to owner-occupiers.
The total payments of subsidies (including improvement contributions) to local authorities, new towns and housing associations in Great Britain are in column 1 of the following Table. Tax relief on mortgage interest payments for owner-occupiers in the United Kingdom is in column 2. As Great Britain's figures for tax relief are not available the two columns are not directly comparable.
|Column 1 Great Britain Subsidies to local authorities||Column 2 United Kingdom Tax relief on mortgage interest payments|
|The figures before 1960–61 are very approximate.|