§ Mr. Rose
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will 233W now call for the figures from local authorities in respect of additional staff employed by reason of the Housing Finance Act and the total additional cost incurred for salaries paid to them and other costs of administering the Act.
§ Mr. Channon
I am reluctant to call for this information when housing authorities are extremely busy with reorganisation. Moreover, once the initial peak of work arising from the introduction of the Act has passed the numbers should decrease.