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Housing Expenditure

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 19 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list in the Official Report the local housing authorities in Wales who failed to take up their full financial allocations in the year 1976–77; how much money was involved in each case; and what particular allocations were involved.

Final figures showing the outturn of the 1976–77 housing budget for Wales are not yet available. To assist me in reviewing this expenditure I have invited the Council for the Principality to participate with officials of the Welsh Office in a working party with the following terms of reference:

To examine and report on the spending of the housing provision in Wales in 1976–77 and to make recommendations for the arrangements from 1977–78 onwards to ensure the most effective use of the available provisions.
The first meeting of the working party was held on 13th May.The representatives of the Council for the Principality are:Cllr. J. Gwynedd Jones: Chairman, Council for the Principality; Chairman, Policy Committee, Isle of Anglesey Borough Council.Cllr. B. Scully: Leader of Blaenau Gwent Borough Council; Vice Chairman, Council for the Principality.Cllr. J. H. Inskip: Chairman, Health Committee, Radnor District Council; Member, Council for the Principality.Cllr. R. Hicks: Member, Finance Committee, Rhondda Borough Council; Member, Council for the Principality.Cllr. V. T. Davies, J.P.: Chairman, Housing Committee, Swansea City Council; Member, Council for the Principality.Mr. W. M. Brook, M.B.E.: City Housing Manager, Cardiff City Council.Mr. Wilf Roberts: Director of Technical Services, Colwyn Borough Council.Mr. R. Mowbray: Chief Architect, Llanelli Borough Council.Mr. Gordon Kay: Chief Financial Officer, Newport Borough Council.