HC Deb 03 December 1980 vol 995 cc137-8W
Mr. Durant

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take measures to promote improvement for sales schemes by local authorities.

Mr. Heseltine

With the agreement of my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury I propose to increase cash block DOE/LA2 (gross capital expenditure on housing by local authorities and new towns, England) by £3 million to £2,360.5 million to provide further resources for such schemes in 1980–81. The increase will be offset by an equivalent reduction in cash block DOE/ LA5 (Urban Programme) to £202.1 million. These changes in cash limits are additional to those announced on 27 November.

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