HC Deb 15 November 1985 vol 86 cc308-9W
Mr. Hancock

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how the 19845–86 housing capital allocation for the city of Portsmouth compares in real terms with the 1978–79 allocation.

Sir George Young

The housing investment programme allocation for Portsmouth for 1985–86 is £6,402,000. This represents a reduction of 54.5 per cent. in real terms on the allocation for 1978–79. However, since 1981–82 authorities have been able to add to their spending power by drawing on the prescribed proportion of their capital receipts.