§ Mr. Alec Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if, further to his reply of 26 April 1982, Official Report, c. 190, concerning housing expenditure, he will now give a breakdown of the following aggregated figures for 1982–83 contained in his reply namely (a) capital expenditure, local authority gross expenditure £150 million (b) total new towns gross investment £4 million, (c) total sales and repayments £62 million, in terms of the original 1982–83 estimate and the provisional outturn for 1982–83.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Local authorities and new towns are able to set their own priorities for capital expenditure and any disaggregation of the total provision would therefore be misleading.
Total local authority housing capital provision for the current year has been increased as a result of the Budget provisions for expenditure on house renovation grants and, including expenditure on gipsies, now totals £156 million.
Based on the latest available information, estimated outturn for housing capital expenditure for 1982–83 is as follows:
Capital expenditure £ million Local authority gross expenditure Land 1 New dwellings 45 Acquisitions 1 Improvement investment 26 Other 3 Improvement grants 48 Gross lending to private persons for house purchase and improvements 8 Loans and grants to the housing associations — Total local authority gross expenditure 132 New towns gross investment Land 1 New dwellings 3 Improvements — Total new towns gross investment 4 Sales and repayments Land and dwellings, local authorities -160 New towns -8 Associated lending - gross 89 Repayments -5 Repayments of loans to private persons for house purchase and improvements -18 Repayment of loans to housing associations -1 Total sales and repayments -103