asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what types of repairs of housing defects can be funded from expenditure exempt from the new limit on the use of capital receipts by local authorities.
There are no exemptions from the revised prescribed proportions of capital receipts set out in the Local Government (Prescribed Expenditure) (Amendment) Regulations 1985. However, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced on 13 March 1985 that he wasprepared to consider requests for additional capital allocations for 1985–86 from local authorities unable to meet their statutory obligations under the Housing Defects Act 1984. Authorities have been invited to submit their bids by 31 May 1985.