HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 c48W
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

capital allocations

£ 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.