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Housing Expenditure

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report, for England (a) the housing capital allocations for 1979–80 prior to the August 1979 cuts, (b) the housing

1979 survey prices £ million1980–81 estimated outturn prices £ million
Housing investment programme allocations
(i) 1979–80:
(a)Initial allocations (November 1978)2,405*3,303
(b) Revised allocations (August 1979)2,138*2,936
(c) Best present estimate of outturn2,1002,884
(ii) 1980–81 allocations1,6012,199
Housing Corporation—provision for housing association work
(i) 1979–80:
(a))Provision (January 1979)†370510
(b)) Best present estimate of outturn330454
(ii) 1980–81 allocation305420
New Town Development Corporations—housebuilding for rent, etc.
(i) 1979–80:
(a) Initial provision (January 1979)148*203
(b))Revised provision (June 1979)134*184
(c) Best present estimate of outturn125171
(ii) 1980–81 provision111151
* The figures for 1979–80 housing investment programme and new towns allocations represent the value of the allocations assessed in the light of present estimates of price movements between November 1978 and 1979–80 outturn prices. These differ from the assumptions current when the allocations for 1979–80 were made. Corresponding figures, on the latter assumptions, at 1979 survey prices, are £2,645 million (original allocations) and £2,351 million (revised allocations) for housing investment programmes and £163 million (original provision) and £146 million (revised provision) for new towns.
† Not altered following the Budget Statement of June 1979.
‡ Total provision for housing works of all kinds, but mainly for new housebuilding for rent.