HC Deb 28 June 1985 vol 81 c512W
Mr. Dover

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what arrangement he is making to permit the disposal to housing associations of the housing owned by Central Lancashire development corporation; and what changes to cash limits he proposes to make in consequence.

Mr. Gow

Agreement has been reached between the North British housing association, other housing associations, and the Central Lancashire development corporation for the housing associations to acquire the housing of the development corporation. To permit this acquisition, the approved development programme of the Housing Corporation (and the cash block DOE/HC1) will be increased by £86.8 million. To balance this, cash block DOE/NT1 will be reduced by the same amount, which will be covered by the capital receipts from the housing associations. The two cash blocks will be revised as follows:

£ million
Cash Block Present Limit Revised Limit Increase/Decrease
DOE/NT1 -14.45 -101.25 -86.8
DOE/HC1 605.00 691.80 86.8

No net change in public expenditure is involved in these cash limit adjustments.