HC Deb 26 March 1984 vol 57 cc32-3W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish the net capital expenditure figure for local authority housing in Wales used as the cash limit for public expenditure purposes for the years 1979–80 to 1984–85.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

The net capital expenditure figures for local authority housing which formed part of the Welsh local authority cash limits for the years 1979–80 to 1984–85 are as follows:

Year Per cent.
1979–80 121.5
1980–81 110.8
1981–82 81.5
1982–83 96.9
1983–84 76.0
1984–85 53.5

On account of changes to the definition of cash limited expenditure, the figures for 1979–80 and 1980–81 are not strictly comparable with those for later years. In 1983–84 the original provision of £76 million was augmented by £42 million in December as part of the cash limit increase announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 21 December 1983, at columns 297–98.