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Public Expenditure (Housing)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table for public expenditure on housing based on Cmnd. 7841 of 26 March in the same form as the answer given to the right hon. Member for Ayr (Mr. Younger) on 2 April, 1979, Official Report, columns 456 to 460.

The information requested, set out in the table below, has been prepared in a form consistent with Cmnd. 7841 which, for the reasons explained in paragraph 6 of the White Paper, contains only broad totals for the years after 1980–81.

HOUSING (SCOTLAND)

£ million at 1979 survey prices*

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

1977–78

1978–79

1979–80

1980–81

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

Current expenditure
General subsidies:
Central Government subsidies to local authority housing195188203166177211213
Rate fund contributions to local authority housing786049555748
Subsidies to New Towns and Scottish Special Housing Association34425158616253
Housing Association revenue deficit grants1111111
Total general subsidies307290304280295322267
Rent rebates:
Central Government262720323339
Rate fund contributions685934
Rent allowances111222
Total income related subsidies32362643384651
Option Mortgage Scheme1122224
Administration:
Central Government2212114
Local authorities432222
Total current expenditure346332335328338372326
Capital expenditure Local authority gross expenditure:
Land933566
New dwellings1921901551167993
Acquisitions
Improvement investment8174789811497
Other111410789
Improvement grants289891019
Gross lending to private persons for house purchase and improvement282216202320
Loans and grants to the Housing Associations3571065
Total local authority gross expenditure351317278265246248215

£ million at 1979 survey prices

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

1977–78

1978–79

1979–80

1980–81

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

New Towns and Scottish Special Housing Association gross investment:
Land443311
New dwellings659488625049
Acquisitions311
Improvements22281112
Total New Towns and Scottish Special Housing Association gross investment:701019376646357
Sales and repayments (land and dwellings):
Local authorities-8-5-4-4-5-11
New Towns and Scottish Special Housing Association-4-4-4-4-6-12
Associated lending (gross)6322314
Repayments-4-3-2-2-3-1
Repayments of loans to private persons for house purchase and improvements-10-12-9-11-14-14
Repayments of loans to housing associations-2-2-2-2-1-1
Total sales and repayments-22-22-20-22-26-25-41
Housing Corporation Schemes:
Loans and grand to housing associations:
Grass61525233145
Repayments-1-1
Total Housing Corporation6142423314546
Other capital expenditure:
Savings bonus and loans scheme for first time purchase (net)
Other lending (net)
Total capital expenditure406410375343314330278
Total752742710671652702603520470410
* All the figures have been rounded (1974–75 to 1980–81 to the nearest £1 million; remaining years to the nearest £10 million) and do not necessarily sum to the totals.