HC Deb 08 February 1984 vol 53 c655W
48. Mr Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will provide special funds to local authorities to undertake repair work on publicly-owned prefabricated reinforced concrete houses.

Sir George Young

The present arrangements for housing subsidy take into account expenditure on redevelopment and capitalised repairs of the local authority's stock including dwellings of prefabricated reinforced concrete construction. In general, 75 per cent. of the loan charges on such expenditure count towards an authority's subsidy entitlement. This need for expenditure for this purpose is taken into account in deciding housing investment programme allocations.