To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will show the level of capital spending for local authority housing in the years 1980 to the present day and also as a proportion of gross domestic product, annually, for the same period, in (a) England and (b) Yorkshire and Humberside.
Information on housing expenditure by local authorities is only available on a financial year basis. Financial year GDP figures are not available for England or regions of England. The available information, which relates to gross capital expenditure, including spending from receipts, is as follows.
Gross capital expenditure on local authority housing
England cash value
Yorkshire and Humberside cash value
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the (a) highest, (b) lowest and (c) average rents for each local authority housing department in the United Kingdom.
I have today placed in the Library of the House a table showing provisional figures for the average weekly rent in 1992–93 for each local authority in England. No data is held centrally on highest and lowest rents within authorities. For information relating to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland I refer the hon. Member to the respective Secretaries of State.