§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the increase in real terms on public expenditure in housing in the periods 1970 to 1973 and 1974 to 1977, respectively; and what is the projected increase to 1981–82.
§ Mr. Hugh D. Brown
As indicated in the reply given to the hon. Member for Braintree (Mr. Newton) on 26th January—[Vol. 942, c.686–90.]—public expenditure 688W on housing in Scotland is estimated as follows:
£ million at 1977 Survey prices 1973–74 613 1977–78 581 1981–82 652
The corresponding figure for 1970–71 is £603 million.