§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total allocation of funds for new dwellings that have not been fully taken up by local authorities; and which authorities are concerned.
§ Mr. Freeson
Local authorities are not subject to expenditure allocations for new house building. The Government are determined to maintain the present improved rate of provision of new houses by local authorities. New housing schemes are accepted for subsidy and loan consent, subject only to the usual requirements on standards and costs. These should not be causing difficulties.362W If my hon. Friend has a particular problem in mind, I shall be glad to look into it.