§ Mr. Waldegrave
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what arrangements are being made to fund the administrative expenses of the Housing Corporation in 1980–81.
§ Mr. Stanley
My right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland and for Wales and I have decided that the administrative expenses of the Housing Corporation in 1980–81 will be met by grant-in-aid from the Central Administration and Environmental Research (Department of the Environment) Vote, the Royal Parks Historic Buildings, Ancient Monuments, and Central Environmental Services, Scotland, Vote and the Other Services: Welsh Office Vote. Pending the passage of the Appropriation Bill and the Housing Bill (in which provision for this purpose is to be made) any necessary administrative expenditure will be met from repayable advances from the Contingencies Fund.