asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was Coventry city council's bid to central Government for housing expenditure, and what was his Department's allocation, for each year since 1979 expressed in 1987 prices.
[pursuant to his answer, 12 May 1987]: The position has changed since 1979, in that local housing authorities nationally now fund more than half their capital expenditure from capital receipts, rather than from housing investment programme allocations made by the Department. The proposed capital programmes shown by authorities in the HIP submissions cannot therefore be compared directly with their HIP allocations.Since 1979 the final HIP allocations made to Coventry city council, and their total capital expenditure on housing, have been as follows:
|£ million 1987–88 prices||HIP allocation||Expenditure|
|1 Estimated by the authority on form HIP2 in July 1986|
|2 Initial HIP allocation.|