HC Deb 22 February 1978 vol 944 cc687-8W
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 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.