HC Deb 25 June 1979 vol 969 c40W
Mr. Lofthouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the total allocation which his Department will be making to local housing authorities in Yorkshire in the current financial year and for 1980–81: and what was the allocation in the previous four years.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Capital expenditure allocations under the housing strategies and investment programme system were first given for 1978–79, although cash limit allocations were made in respect of all local authority housing capital expenditure in 1977–78. The amounts of the allocations made to housing authorities in Yorkshire for those years at outturn prices are:

£ million
1977–78 144
1978–79 165

Final allocations for 1979–80 will be announced shortly. Allocations for 1980–81 will be made following consideration of authorities' housing strategies and investment programmes later this year.