HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc98-9W
52. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by how much he estimates housing subsidies to local housing authorities will be reduced as a result of the Housing Finance Bill over the next 10 years; and by how much he estimates that mortgage interest tax relief to owner-occupiers will increase over the same period.

Mr. Amery

It is not expected that the total subsidies payable to local authorities in England and Wales under the Housing Finance Bill will be below their present level. As regards the second part of the Question, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on 27th October by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary.