HC Deb 01 November 1976 vol 918 cc455-6W
Mr. Strauss

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what subsidy was paid out during the last five years for housing.

Mr. Armstrong

Total subsidies, excluding rent rebates and allowances, paid in the years 1965 to 1975 for public housing in the United Kingdom are detailed in table 9.3 of the Central Statis-

tical Office publication "National Income and Expenditure 1965–75" a copy of which is in the Library.

The figures for the last five years are as follows:

£ million
1971 329
1972 337
1973 388
1974 740
1975 1,051