§ Mr. Michael Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total expenditure of local authority housing revenue accounts in England and Wales for the latest available year; and what proportion of this expenditure is met from (a) rebated rents, (b) specific grants, (c) rates and (d) rate support grant.
§ Mr. Shore
The estimated total expenditure of local authority housing revenue accounts in England and Wales in 1978–79 is £3,185.8 million; the amount met from rebated rents is £1,289.2 million, from specific grants £0.2 million, and from rates £318.4 million.
No part of the housing revenue account expenditure is met directly from rate support grant. Rate fund contributions to the housing revenue account, however, are relevant expenditure for rate support grant purposes, and are taken into account in the calculation of the grant.