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Housing Subsidies

Volume 938: debated on Thursday 10 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total amount of Government and local authority subsidy respectively given to public authority housing in Scotland ; and if he will express these totals as an annual total per publicly owned house.

In 1976–77 public housing authorities received subsidies of £198 million from central Government, or £198 per public sector house. Rate fund contributions to housing revenue accounts of local authorities amounted to £35 million, or £40 per local authority house.