HC Deb 27 January 1986 vol 90 c414W
Mr. Thornton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a breakdown of gross capital expenditure local authority provision for housing in 1985–86 and 1986–87 by (a) housing investment programme allocation, (b) the prescribed proportion of capital receipts, (c) expenditure out of accrued receipts and (d) non-prescribed expenditure.

Sir George Young

For 1985–86, the gross provision for local authority capital spending on housing was £2,324 million, and the housing investment programme allocation total was £1,600 million. For 1986–87 the corresponding figures are £2,532 million and £1,465 million. The calculations used to arrive at the allocation total are based on assumptions about capital receipts and non-prescribed expenditure across all services, rather than specifically for housing.