§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table in the OFFICIAL REPORT showing the level of Exchequer subsidies towards the cost of local authority housing in Scotland in 1972–73 under Part I of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1972, under Sections 13 and 14 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1968 and Sections 31 and 32 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1969.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The estimated subsidy payments to local authorities in the financial year to 31st March 1973 are as follows: —
Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1972 £m. Residual subsidy … 20.0 Rent rebate subsidy … 0.6 20.6 Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968 Housing (Scotland) Act 1969 Improvements and conversions … 0.5 21.1
As the Scottish local authority financial year runs to 15th May, these figures do not include a full year's subsidy payments. The estimated total of payments to Scottish local authorities in respect of their financial year to 15th May 1973 is nearly £50 million.