§ Mr. Lofthouse
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the total allocation which his Department will be making to local housing authorities in Yorkshire in the current financial year and for 1980–81: and what was the allocation in the previous four years.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Capital expenditure allocations under the housing strategies and investment programme system were first given for 1978–79, although cash limit allocations were made in respect of all local authority housing capital expenditure in 1977–78. The amounts of the allocations made to housing authorities in Yorkshire for those years at outturn prices are:
£ million 1977–78 144 1978–79 165
Final allocations for 1979–80 will be announced shortly. Allocations for 1980–81 will be made following consideration of authorities' housing strategies and investment programmes later this year.