HC Deb 31 October 1989 vol 159 c117W
Mr. Fraser

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the housing capital expenditure which Lambeth council is permitted to undertake from capital receipts in addition to the approved housing investment programme of £30.6 million.

Mr. Chope

No such estimate has been made. It would be possible to construct a theoretical estimate based on information reported by Lambeth council, but as authorities are free to vire receipts and borrowing between services in 1988–89, and to use receipts for non-prescribed capital expenditure, such a theoretical estimate would be of limited value.