HC Deb 27 June 1978 vol 952 cc518-9W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will increase the funds available to Arfon Borough Council for its repairs programme, so that work on estates such as Glan Peris, in Caernarfon, can be undertaken more quickly.

Mr. Alec Jones

The financial allocation given to all housing authorities in Wales, including Arfon Borough Council, for 1978-79 is expected to be sufficient to cover all the work specified in their programmes as submitted to the Welsh Office in November 1977. Councils have also been told that if they require further allocations in order to cover this or any other work which they consider should be carried out in this financial year they should apply to the Welsh Office, which will re-allocate resources in the light of the pattern of spending during the year. There is no evidence at present that lack of allocations is holding up work in Arfon BC or elsewhere in Wales.