HC Deb 21 December 1973 vol 866 c456W
Mr. Sydney Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much of the Government's official £80 million loan sanction to enable local authorities to buy land for resale for housing development has now been allocated; and how these allocations have been distributed between the different regions.

Mr. Channon

£69.68 million has been provisionally allocated to date, apportioned between the regions as follows:

£ million
South-East 51.62
West Midlands .35
East Midlands 2.00
East Anglia 12.65
Yorkshire & Humberside .47
South-West 2.49
North .03
North-West .07

While the scheme was intended principally to assist land assembly in the main pressure areas of the South-East and West Midlands, applications were welcome from local authorities in any region and the same standards have been applied.