§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make extra money available to local authorities in Wales to enable them to build houses to rent to take the place of those sold under the right-to-buy legislation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Grist
My right hon. Friend has already announced a 15 per cent. increase in level of resources available for local authorities to spend on housing next year. It is for the authorities to determine how best to use these resources, taking account of local needs and seeking to achieve value for money, particularly in partnership with other housing providers.