HC Deb 03 April 1984 vol 57 cc460-1W
Mr. Chris Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list separately the value of Exchequer subsidies and rate fund contributions per local authority dwelling for 1983–84 and estimated for 1984–85, together with the number of local authority dwellings on which the figures are based.

Sir George Young

The available information for England is as follows. The 1983–84 figures are estimated provided by local authorities in their housing subsidy claim forms for that year. The 1984–85 figures are based on the Department's own projection for public expenditure purposes.

1983–84 £ 1984–85 £
House subsidy per dwelling 85 68
Rate Fund Contributions:
Gross 108 56
Net of transfers from the Housing Revenue Accounts to the General Rate Fund 103
Total Housing Stock (Average for year) 4.65 million 4.5 million