§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the total capital expenditure on housing starts by local authorities for each of the years 1965 to 1970, and the figure for which he has budgeted in his public expenditure plans for 1971–72.
§ Mr. Amery
Capital expenditure figures are not expressed in terms of starts. On 16th December last I gave the hon. Gentleman figures on capital investment in housing by local authorities in England so far as they are now available. The current estimate of public expenditure on housing in Great Britain for 1971H72 is £1,144.4 million, as given in last January's White Paper on Public Expenditure—Cmnd. 4578.