§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what Glasgow district council has to do to retrieve the £5 million reduction in housing revenue account capital work.
§ Mr. Rifkind
Glasgow district council's provisional allocation for the housing revenue account capital block in 1982–83 is £71.180 million, dependent on the council keeping its rate fund contribution within £20.038 million. This compares with a provisional allocation of £66.0 million for 1981–82, which was reduced to £55.3 million when the council decided to exceed the limit for this year's rate fund contribution. To achieve its full capital allocation this year, the council will have to reduce the burden of housing on the rates.