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Housing Debt

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the housing debt per capita for each London borough, metropolitan district and non-metropolitan district in England.

The information requested is published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in its "Return of Outstanding Debt as at March 1981", a copy of which is in the Library.The figures are listed under the headings "Housing Revenue Account" and "Other" housing debt. The first of these refers to debt incurred in the provision or improvement of housing revenue account housing that is council houses. "Other" housing debt refers to other debts incurred by local authorities in the provision or improvement of housing; covering improvement grants for private sector dwellings and expenditure in general improvement areas and housing action areas and on slum clearance.