§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much he is spending on the rental of accommodation in(a) London and (b) Greater Manchester. 
§ Mr. Clappison
My Department's spend on the rental of accommodation includes:
- (a) £231.4 million per annum in Central London; and
- (b) £16.1 million per annum within the old Greater Manchester boundary,
both sums being inclusive of VAT.