§ Sir George Young
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review his allocation of £178,000 to the London borough of Ealing for mortgage lending in 1977–78, in view of his circular 123/76 which said that such allocations would not be further reduced.
§ Mr. Armstrong
No. The total allocation to local authorities for mortgage376W lending in 1977–78, announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 22nd July 1976 was unaffected by the changes in public expenditure subsequently announced in December 1976 and summarised in Circular 123/76.