HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c280W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the reason for the difference between his announcement on 15 December 1980 of a 15.1 per cent. cut in provision for housing capital expenditure by English local authorities between 1980–81 and 1981–82 and the Minister for Housing and Construction's written answer showing an apparent 10 per cent. reduction, Official Report, 21 January, c. 200.

Mr. Stanley

The figure is 15.1 per cent. in real terms if the provision for 1981–82 is compared with the value of the allocations for 1980–81 as originally estimated, but 10 per cent. in real terms if the latest available estimate of inflation during 1980–81 is taken into account as stated in my answer to the hon. Member on 21 January.