HC Deb 01 February 1983 vol 36 c54W
Mr. Kaufman

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give a detailed breakdown of the aggregated figures for 1982–83 contained in table 2.7 of volume 2 of Cmnd. 8494, namely, (a) total local authority gross capital expenditure, £2,471 million, (b) total new towns gross investment, £73 million, and (c) total sales and repayments, minus £1,098 million, in terms of the original 1982–83 Estimates and the provisional 1982–83 outlook.

Mr. King

Since housing authorities are now free to spend their capital allocations how they choose, any breakdown of provision would be purely notional. The latest outturn figures broken down on the lines requested will however be published today in the expenditure White Paper, Cmnd. 8789.

On (c) I refer the right hon. Member to the answer he was given by my right hon. Friend on 25 November—[Vol. 32, c. 564]—for local authorities. The assumed net receipts for new towns in 1982–83 was £34 million.