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Local Authority Indebtedness

Volume 984: debated on Monday 12 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the indebtedness of each metropolitan, county and borough council that was in debt on 3 May 1979; and by how much, if they are still in debt, they were in debt by or on 7 May.

The information for the dates specified is not available. Outstanding debt for each of the six metropolitan counties and the 36 metropolitan district councils as at 31 March 1979 is given on pages 7 and 13 respectively of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy's booklet " Return of Outstanding Debt as at 31 March 1979 ", published January 1980, which is available through the House of Commons

housing during the last 12 months; and if he will show in respect of each town the proportion of tenants who have made inquiries about buying their homes and the proportion who subsequently have done so or are in the process of doing so.

The latest information is as follows:Library. This information for each local authority is published annually.