HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c6W
Mr. Blunt

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what was the average annual cost of maintaining a local authority owned housing unit in the latest year for which figures are available. [92190]

Mr. Raynsford

The average annual expenditure per dwelling on repairs and maintenance by local authorities in England in 1997–98 was £663.00. This is derived from the revenue expenditures recorded by local authorities that continue to operate a Housing Revenue Account and excludes expenditure of a capital nature.