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Housing Expenditure

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if, further to his reply of 26 April 1982, Official Report, c. 190, concerning housing expenditure, he will now give a breakdown of the following aggregated figures for 1982–83 contained in his reply namely (a) capital expenditure, local authority gross expenditure £150 million (b) total new towns gross investment £4 million, (c) total sales and repayments £62 million, in terms of the original 1982–83 estimate and the provisional outturn for 1982–83.

Local authorities and new towns are able to set their own priorities for capital expenditure and any disaggregation of the total provision would therefore be misleading.Total local authority housing capital provision for the current year has been increased as a result of the Budget provisions for expenditure on house renovation grants and, including expenditure on gipsies, now totals £156 million.Based on the latest available information, estimated outturn for housing capital expenditure for 1982–83 is as follows:

Capital expenditure£ million
Local authority gross expenditure
New dwellings45
Improvement investment26
Improvement grants48
Gross lending to private persons for house purchase and improvements8
Loans and grants to the housing associations
Total local authority gross expenditure132
New towns gross investment
New dwellings3
Total new towns gross investment4
Sales and repayments
Land and dwellings, local authorities-160
New towns-8
Associated lending - gross89
Repayments of loans to private persons for house purchase and improvements-18
Repayment of loans to housing associations-1
Total sales and repayments-103