§ 41. Mr. Costain
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government on what criteria it was decided that public expenditure on housing in respect of investment and improvements, including grants to the private sector and mortgage lending, should show no increase for 1971–72 as compared with 1968–69.
§ Mr. Freeson
The pattern of investment on new and improved housing in the public sector in 1971–72 has largely been determined by decisions local authorities have already taken.