HC Deb 09 February 1978 vol 943 cc681-2W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report the allocation for 1978–79 for the housing investment programme in respect of Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield; and how much per head of population in each of these cities the sums allocated represent.

Mr. Freeson

As follows:

Housing investment programme cash allocation 1978–79 Per head of population†
£'000 £
Birmingham 79,800 75.16
Manchester 50,030 100.85
Leeds 29,250* 39.29
Liverpool 34,730 64.07
Sheffield 26,800* 48.25
Comparisons based on capital expenditure per head are, however, potentially misleading in relation to the housing commitments, requirements and costs of an area.
* A sum for insulation of local authority housing in 1978–79 as part of the energy conservation measures announced by my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy on 12th December 1977 has still to be allocated.
† OPCS mid-1976 population figures.