HC Deb 05 July 1983 vol 45 c80W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the allocation for housing from his Department for each year since 1978 to the Walsall metropolitan district council.

Sir George Young

Initial housing investment programmme allocations to Walsall metropolitan district council for each year since 1978–79 are as follows. Where these allocations were adjusted during the year, revised allocation is shown in brackets.

£m cash
1978–79 17.4
1979–80 16.8
1980–81 12.9
1981–82 9.1 (7.9)
1982–83 9.5 (9.9)
1983–84 10.1

Allocations since 1981–82 are not directly comparable with those before; from 1 April 1982 authorities have been able to increase their allocations by the prescribed proportion of their capital receipts.

For 1982–83, authorities were told that they could increase expenditure on home improvement grants without limit and without the need for prior approval. Additional allocations will be made retrospectively in the light of outturn.

For 1983–84, authorities have been told that additional allocations will be available for expenditure on home improvement grants above an indicative figure notified them, and for expenditure on enveloping schemes approved in the year.

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