§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report the bids submitted for housing investment programmes for 1986–87 and the respective allocation in each case, giving totals for each region.
§ Mr. John Patten
Regional totals are given in the following table:
Region Total programmes
proposed in HIP
Total of initial
£ million £ million North excluding Cumbria 293.575 63.887 Yorkshire and Humberside 617.966 111.628 East Midlands 297.703 76.740 Eastern 478.892 98.126 Greater London 1,935.446 386.406 South Eastern 554.364 132.104 South West 319.253 80.184 West Midlands 619.951 131.170 North West including Cumbria 790.314 194.291
Corresponding information about individual authorities has been placed in the Library in response to a question from the hon. Member for Burnley (Mr. Pike) on 14 January.
The capital allocations issued by my Department give local authorities approval to fund capital expenditure on housing by borrowing. However, the major portion of their housing investment programmes in 1987–88 is likely to be funded by using capital receipts from the sale of houses or flats, rather than by borrowing.