§ 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.