§ 7. Mr. Anderson
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the forecast underspend by Welsh local authorities on housing in the current financial year; and how this compares with the actual underspend in the last two financial years.
§ Mr. Alec Jones
The underspend in 1976–77 was £28.3 million. In 1977–78 allocations were underspent by £10.9 million. It is too early to predict the final outturn in 1978–79 but I expect a further significant improvement.