§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the total amount of housing support grant, in real terms, for each year from 1974–75 to 1982–83.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The total of housing support grant, for each year since it was introduced in 1979–80, is as follows:
Year £ million 1979–80 213.4 1980–81 228.2 1981–82 161.9 1982–83 134.4
The figures for the years 1979–80 to 1981–82 include the provision made in both the main orders and subsequent variation orders. The figure for 1982–83 is the figure in the main order.