HC Deb 03 December 1980 vol 995 cc134-5W
Mr. Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, pursuant to the reply of the Under-Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Hampstead (Mr. Finsberg), of 19 May 1980, he is now in a position to give details of the results of his consideration of the grant-in-aid provisions to the National Building Agency; and whether he is now in a position either to terminate it, or to replace it by a commercial fee basis for work actually carried out under contract for the Government and the Housing Corporation.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

My right hon. Friend has not yet concluded his consideration of the future of the grant-in-aid to the National Building Agency.

Mr. Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will set out in tabular form for each of the years since its inception in 1963–64 (a) the fee income, (b) the grant-in-aid, (c) the expenditure and (d) the number of staff in post at the beginning of each financial year of the National Building Agency.

Mr. Stanley

The information requested is given in the following table:

(e) Voted provision for 1980–81.

(f) The figures for expenditure include both current expenditure and the amount allocated each year as a contribution to fixed assets.

(g) Figures for 1965–66 to 1968–69 and 1980–81 show staff in post as at 31 March or 1 April (as available). Figures for 1969–70 to 1979–80 show average numbers of staff in post o'er the year; figures for 1 April are not readily available for these years.

Sources: For the grant-in-aid figures, Department of the Environment. For the other figures, National Building Agency.