HC Deb 27 June 1979 vol 969 c232W
37. Mr. Joseph Dean

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current council house building programme of the six largest metropolitan districts outside London.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Local authorities have flexibility to determine the balance of expenditure between different spending heads within block 1 of their HIP allocations, which includes new house building. I invite the hon. Member to approach the individual authorities for information about their new house building programmes.