HC Deb 08 December 1983 vol 50 c208W
Mr. Ashdown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider clawing back a percentage of local authority housing capital receipts for redistribution through the housing investment programme.

Sir George Young

Yes. Local authorities housing investment programme allocations for 1984–85, announced by my right hon. Friend on 24 November in a written reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Staffordshire (Mr. Heddle)— [Vol. 49, c.247.]—already include a redistribution of broadly 60 per cent. of authorities' forecast housing capital receipts. That represents an increase of 10 per cent. over allocations for 1983–34 and earlier years.