HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 c295W
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
Residual subsidy 20.0
Rent rebate subsidy 0.6
Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968
Housing (Scotland) Act 1969
Improvements and conversions 0.5

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.

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