§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the percentage change, both in cash and in real terms, in public expenditure on housing in each consecutive financial year from 1973–74 up until the most recent year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Information cannot be made available for years before 1976–77 on a consistent definitional and geographical basis, except at disproportionate cost. Available information is as follows: