HC Deb 18 March 1975 vol 888 c384W
Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the amount of expenditure on the municipalisation of private accommodation since March 1974, and what forecasts he has for such expenditure in 1975.

Mr. Freeson:

The returns so far submitted by local authorities in England and Wales indicate that under the general consent given in Circular 70/74 some £70 million may have been spent over the period 1st April to 30th September 1974. Later estimates are not yet available.