HC Deb 04 June 1996 vol 278 c410W
22. Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the support he makes available for local authorities to upgrade facilities for elderly persons' accommodation. [29794]

Mr. Clappison

Local authority housing investment programme allocations total over £1.2 billion for 1996–97. Local authorities also use resources from revenue and useable capital receipts for capital expenditure on housing. In 1995–96, this totalled £1.1 billion. It is up to local authorities to use these resources efficiently and effectively to address their local housing needs, including those of the elderly.

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