[holding answer 16 October 2008]: Data on local authority budgeted capital spend are provided through the Business Plan Statistical Appendix. The returns for the financial year 2007-08, which contain the budget data for 2008-09, are expected to be published in November 2008.
The latest Business Plans by which local authorities provide the Department with such data give budgeted spend for 2007-08. For that year out of 205 local authorities who still owned council housing, 142 indicated they planned some spend on insulation activity during 2007-08. Five authorities did not provide data on this question.
In the East Midlands 16 out of 32 local authorities owning council housing planned some spend on insulation activity during 2007-08.