§ 63. Mr. James Lamond
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the number of council houses to be built in the metropolitan borough of Oldham in 1981–82.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Under the new bock capital expenditure controls which come into effect on 1 April local authorities have been given greater freedom to decide their own priorities for capital expenditure. The number of council dwellings to be built in Oldham during 1981–82 will therefore depend upon what priority the council decides to give the building of new dwellings within its capital programme.