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Housing Investment Programme

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the level of central Government allocation under the housing investment programme for each of the last five years available for London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Bristol and Liverpool ; and what is the figure for 1980–81.

No allocations for housing investment were made to local authorities in England for the years before 1975–76. Allocations for 1975–76 were made for improvements to council housing only. In 1976–77 additional allocations were made for lending for house purchase. For 1977–78, and following years, allocations were extended to include all housing capital investment by local authorities. The information requested is given in the following table—figures are £ million at outturn prices for the year in question :

1975–76

1976–77

1977–78

1978–79

1979–80†

1980–81†

Local authority

Improvement onlyImprovement and lending

Original November 1978

Revised August 1979

Expected outturn prices

London*96·1204·1767·7846·4991·4882·8766·9
Birmingham8·116·271·980·085·766·160·5
Manchester12·014·238·951·165·264·656·6
Leeds5·36·926·330·335·032·027·5
Sheffield3·45·024·927·832·224·421·0
Newcastle4·84·017·520·023·021·218·4
Bristol1·53·315·915·616·415·411·9
Liverpool12·09·823·935·547·242·247·1

* Includes all London Boroughs and GLC.

† Allocations exclude grants for homes insulation.