§ Miss Boothroyd
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what will be the total sum allocated to Sandwell council for its housing programme for the current financial year; and whether, in view of it being a housing stress area, he will help families in need of council-owned properties by making additional finance available to the borough to assist with its house building, modernisation and repairs programme.664W
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Sandwell district council's housing capital allocation for 1979–80 is £18.11 million. The relative housing needs of each local authority were taken into account when the allocations were made.