§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the basis on which funds allocated under Section 105 of the Housing Act 1974 for the year 1976–77 were, in the case of three district 211W councils in Wales, in excess of the funds requested by those councils.
§ Mr. John Morris
It is very much regretted that in the reply of 29th April to the hon. Member—[Vol. 910, c.190] —there were three errors. The bid made by Blaenau Gwent DC should have read £1,969,382 instead of £969,382 and the bids for Colwyn BC and Delyn BC were transposed and should have read £351,300 and £515,127 respectively. Their allocations were correctly stated in my hon. Friend's reply to my right hon. Friend the Member for Anglesey (Mr. Hughes) on 3rd March.—[Vol. 906. c. 639–40.]
All Section 105 allocations made to Welsh district councils for 1976–77 were revalued to anticipated outturn price. Preseli District Council was the only authority whose bid was accepted in full. The revaluation factor, therefore, caused its allocation to exceed its bid.