HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c465W
Mr. Wallace

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was his Department's total expenditure on housing in 1979 and in the latest year available, at constant prices.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The Scottish Development Department's expenditure on housing at constant prices was £547 million in 1979–80 and £310.8 million in 1987–88. This calculation relates to those items of expenditure which occur in both years and can therefore be sensibly compared.