HC Deb 17 December 1986 vol 107 cc583-4W
53. Mr. Willie W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the Government's plans for future investment in public sector housing.

Mr. Tracey

As my right hon. Friend announced on November 6, the gross provision for capital expenditure on housing by local authorities in England in 1987–88 will be £2,922 million. It is for local authorities to decide how to use these increased resources, but we look to them to give first priority to renovation and maintenance of their existing housing stock. Investment plans for the Housing Corporation were announced in the answer given by my hon. Friend on 9 December to the hon. Member for Sherwood (Mr. Stewart).