HC Deb 18 June 1991 vol 193 cc163-4W
Mr. Norman Hogg

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost to housing authorities for repairing and maintaining houses in each of the past five years for which figures are available.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Contracts awarded in the Argyll and Clyde health board area are expected to realise £2.3 million savings over the three-year contract period. These savings release resources for re-investment in direct patient care.

The information is as follows:

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 17 June 1991]: Information relating to the cost of local housing authorities of repairing and maintaining their own houses is as follows:

Year £ million
1986–87 203.164
1987–88 211.618
1988–89 219.893
1989–90 230.480
1990–91 243.669

Note: The 1990–91 figure is provisional. All figures are at outturn prices.