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Council Houses (Repair Costs)

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will provide estimates of the annual cost of council house repairs for each of the next five years.

The estimated cost of repairing and maintaining council houses in England in 1978–79 was about £550 million. Future levels of expenditure depend on the decisions of individual local authorities, which cannot be predicted with certainty.