HC Deb 26 February 1985 vol 74 cc98-9W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how the capital allocations for the city of Manchester for the four main expenditure blocks, education, housing (housing investment programme), social services and the other services blocks for 1985–86 compare, in money and real terms, with those for 1984–85; and if he will give the percentage change in value in each case.

Mr. Waldegrave

The information requested is as follows:

City of Manchester: capital allocations
1984–85 £000 1985–86 £000 Per cent. change in money terms Per cent. change in real terms*
Education 6,997 7,450 +6.5 +1.9
Housing 40,499 36,050 -11.0 -14.8
Personal Social Services 1,163 371 -68.1 -69.5
Other services 2,930 2,344 -20.0 -23.4
Total 51,589 46,215 -10.4 -14.3
* The changes in real terms assume 4½ per cent, increase in the GDP deflator in 1985–86 (as stated in the 1984 Autumn Statement).

The allocations for 1985–86 will be increased by 5 per cent. across all service blocks if the city of Manchester complies with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State's request for restraint on capital expenditure in 1984–85.

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