§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was(a) the level of central Government housing subsidy, and (b) the level of discretionary rate fund contributions to local authority housing revenue accounts (a) in inner London. (b) in outer London, (c) in the south-east outside London, (d) in metropolitan areas outside London, (e) in non-metropolitan areas outside the south-east, and (f) in England as a whole in each year from 1981–82 to 1987–88; and if he will give this information at constant 1987–88 prices.
§ Mr. Trippier
The information requested is shown in the table. The rate fund contribution figures (RFCs) are net amounts (the balance between contributions to housing revenue accounts and transfers the other way to general rate funds). For completeness, the information for the GLC/LRB is shown also. The main housing subsidy figures will differ from those published previously because they include subsequent adjustments to the original claims received by the Department and are expressed at 1987–88 prices.