HC Deb 12 June 1997 vol 295 c556W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects to release the controls on the use of receipts from council house sales; what estimates he has made of the number of extra jobs that will be created as a result; and if he will make a statement. [3148]

Mr. Win Griffiths

We have introduced the Local Government Finance (Supplementary Credit Approvals) Bill. When enacted, this will allow us to release resources in the form of Supplementary credit Approvals. We will consult local authorities in Wales on the timing and phasing of the release, and the targeting of resources before taking final decisions on these issues. Until that stage is reached, I cannot estimate the effect of this new investment on job creation.