HC Deb 14 November 1979 vol 973 c659W
60. Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will provide estimates of the annual cost of council house repairs for each of the next five years.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

The estimated cost of repairing and maintaining council houses in England in 1978–79 was about £550 million. Future levels of expenditure depend on the decisions of individual local authorities, which cannot be predicted with certainty.

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