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Local Authority Mortgages

Volume 929: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what guidance he has issued to local councils concerning the lending provision for house purchase by local authorities in the year 1977–78.

General guidance on the use of the block allocations for 1977–

Local AuthorityPopulation mid-1975 (thousands)Council House Stock December 1975Number of Unfit Houses*Number of Council House completions 1966–75
Aberconwy BC50·23,8182,940896
Afan BC58·29,5413,9441,272
Alyn and Deeside DC70·15,8663,463764
Arfon DC53·35,6812,8941,098
Blaenau Gwent DC83·710,5009,4912,832
Brecknock BC37·33,4611,961999
Cardiff CC284·427,2316,8445,480
Carmarthen DC49·93,9782,6801,289
Ceredigion DC57·43,6392,7091,323
Colwyn BC46·43,0382,6381,080
Cynon Valley BC69·65,9547,7152,002
Delyn DC61·46,0093,1541,911
Dinefwr BC36·13,0211,949734
Dwyfor DC26·11,5421,650370
Glyndwr DC39·03,8742,1871,592
Islwyn DC66·08,2647,1961,383
Llanelli BC76·88,9872,256950
Lliw Valley BC57·85,4661,641703
Merionnydd DC30·72,3262,080646
Merthyr Tydfil BC60·67,2666,8232,258
Monmouth DC67·16,5901,7871,491
Montgomery DC44·23,5383,4251,164
Neath BC65·27,1471,8671,158
Newport BC133·514,4213,7583,064
Ogwr BC128·212,4498,3883,661
Preseli DC63·56,9073,3901,540
Radnor DC19·31,3121,081649
Rhondda BC86·45,1089,8491,716
Rhuddlan DC49·83,0692,816371
Rhymney Valley DC105·711,30211,3813,807
South Pembrokeshire DC38·03,1652,0331,052
Swansea CC190·518,6045,2492,660
Taff Ely89·69,0929,3322,734
Torfaen BC89·89,0105,4092,190
Vale of Glam BC107·28,9883,1801,751
Wrexham Maelor BC108·116,0394,4952,458
Ynys Mon BC63·95,8923,4751,602
Total2,765·0272,095157,13062,650
* Estimates derived from the 1973 Welsh House Condition Survey; the actual figures have been obtained by applying the regional average to the known total housing stock in each area.

78, including lending, was contained in the Department's letter to authorities dated 23rd December 1976, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member.