asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the amount of expenditure on the municipalisation of private rented accommodation since March 1974; and what forecasts he has for such expenditure in 1975.
As to the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given today to the Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Mitcham and Morden (Mr. Douglas-Mann). As to the second part, the returns so far received from local authorities are not sufficient to enable a reliable estimate to be made for 1975.