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Housing Expenditure

Volume 929: debated on Friday 1 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the £300 million cuts in housing expenditure for the year 1978–79 at 1975 and at 1976 survey prices;(2) if he will publish a revaluation of the figures on housing expenditure for the years 1971–72 to 1980–81 given in Table 2.7 of Command Paper No. 6721–II 1975 at survey prices.

The figures for the £300 million cuts at 1976 Survey prices are as follows:

£ million
Housing associations (grants and loans)94
Local authority investment:
(a) Land50
(b) Acquisitions70
New Towns investment41
Scotland and Wales45
Figures at 1975 Survey prices for the programmes set out in Cmnd. 6721 are not readily available. Comparisons with the programmes in Cmnd. 6393 can, however, be provided at 1976 Survey prices if my hon. Friend desires.