HC Deb 27 January 1998 vol 305 cc172-3W
Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much the Government spent in each of the last 10 years on(a) new social housing stock and (b) maintenance of social housing stock, in (i) Glasgow and (ii) Scotland. [22750]

Mr. Macdonald

Social housing for rent during the period specified has been provided by local authorities, the New Town Development Corporations, Scottish Homes and Housing Associations. The available information on expenditure by these bodies is set out in the tables. For local authorities and New Towns, the Government granted consent to incur expenditure through borrowing and use of receipts. The expenditure contained in the tables for Scottish Homes' own stock and Housing Associations came from Government grant-in-aid and receipts. In addition, Housing Associations attracted private finance, which is not included in the tables.

Table 1: Public expenditure on construction of new social housing stock
£ million
Scotland Glasgow
1991–92 165.521 20.074
1992–93 184.936 26.615
1993–94 192.678 30.774
1994–95 214.695 33.306
1995–96 209.535 38.918
1996–97 189.939 43.997

Table 2: Public expenditure on maintenance of social housing stock
£ million
Scotland Glasgow
1991–92 498.158 140.910
1992–93 471.855 131.776
1993–94 471.786 136.364
1994–95 456.140 131.636
1995–96 421.163 117.625
1996–97 329.183 85.818

1. Amounts shown are at cash prices.

2. The local authority figures for 1996–97 are provisional and may be subject to change. The local authority figures for Glasgow are for Glasgow District Council up to 1995–96 and Glasgow City Council for 1996–97.

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