§ Mr. David Watkins
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the percentage reduction in the housing investment programme allocation for Derwentside district council between 1979–80 and 1980–81; and what are his proposals for 1981–82.
§ Mr. Stanley
The reduction in Derwentside's allocation for 1980–81—including provision for grants under the Homes Insulation Act—over the revised allocation for 1979–80 was 29.7 per cent. in real terms. It is not possible to compare the allocation for 1980–81 with the provisional allocation for 1981–82, because in 1981–82 local authorities will, for the first time, be able to undertake spending in addition to their allocations, by amounts based on their housing or non-housing capital receipts.