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Local Government Expenditure

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities have disregarded his guidelines for local government expenditure in 1975–76.

Local authorities were asked to limit the growth in services in 1975–76 to inescapable commitments Returns to my Department indicate that total planned expenditure could be slightly above the growth figure that was an essential feature of the rate support grant settlement. I have discussed the situation with local authority associations leaders in the new consultative

Public sectorPrivate sectorTotal
Cornwall (with the Isles of Scilly)7201,6032,323
England and Wales123,87394,758218,631
Corresponding figures for 1970 to 1973 are on pages 40 and 1 of issues 17, 21, 25 and 29, respectively, of Local Housing Statistics, England and Wales; copies are available in the Library.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total stock of dwellings in Cornwall.

It is estimated that the number of dwellings in Cornwall—including Isles of Scilly—at December 1974 was about 159,000. This is based primarily on the count of 147,900 at the 1971 Census.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing, for Cornwall, and for England and Wales, the total number of occupied dwellings; the number of these having one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and 10 or more rooms per dwelling; and in the above categories how many have one, two, or three or more, household spaces.

The most up-to-date information available is published in the 1971 Census reports. The figures for Cornwall are contained in Table 30 of the County Report Part III for Cornwall and those for England and Wales, in Table 8 of the Housing Volume Part III. These are available in the Library.