HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 c600W
Mr. Heffer

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what financial aid has been granted to the city of Liverpool for housing purposes of all kinds in the forthcoming year; and what other aid for housing of all kinds he has proposed for bodies other than local authorities in the Merseyside area.

Mr. Freeson

Under the new system of housing strategies and investment programmes, cash allocations totalling £34.73 million have been made to the city of Liverpool for 1978–79 in three spending blocks covering its housing capital investment. Under the urban programme, Liverpool had been allocated £4.5 million for the period 1977–78 to 1978–79 for various housing purposes in respect of properties in housing action areas, proposed general improvement areas and other appropriate inner area properties; it is expected that the bulk of this money will be spent in the financial year 1978–79.

I understand that the Housing Corporation expects to make some £26 million available to housing associations for expenditure on projects in the Merseyside area in 1978–79, of which about £10 million will be spent in Liverpool. Thus, the total public expenditure on housing investment in Liverpool in 1978–79 is expected to be approximately £49¼ million.

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