HC Deb 17 February 1978 vol 944 cc397-8W
Mr. Rossi

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the average total annual cost to both the taxpayer and ratepayer in 1977 of providing a new council house in England and Wales, having regard to any central Government subsidy, any local government subsidy, and the average rent or rate rebate or supplementary rent or rate allowance.

Mr. Freeson

The average capital cost of a new council dwelling is estimated at

will state for each of the following compulsory purchase orders submitted by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council the date of the submission, the date of the public inquiry, the number of hours the inquiry lasted, how long the inspector took to prepare his report, the date on which it was received by his Department, how long he has so far had to consider the report, and the day he expects to announce his decision (a) Belmont Improvement Order and Belmont Declaration of Unfitness Order, (b) Buckingham Street No. 1 (Part III), (c) Buckingham Street No. 2 (Part V), (d) Buckingham Street Improvement Order and Buckingham Street Declaration of Unfitness Order, (e) Wellington Road North CPO 1976, and (f) Gorton Road/Criterion Street CPO 1976.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The information is as follows:

£13,500. The corresponding revenue cost—loan charges, repair and maintenance, and supervision and management—are estimated at £1,555, and rents at £345. New capital cost element payable under the Housing Rents and Subsidies Act 1975 is £915 a year. How the remaining £295 is divided between the rate fund and pooled rents paid by tenants is a matter for decision by individual local authorities. In ensuing years the amount falling on the rate fund would diminish as rents increased.