§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a supplementary housing capital allocation to East Lothian district council for the current year following the Parliamentary Under-Secretary's comments on 16 June about his Department's overestimate of capital receipts and the impact of the negative capital allocation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The estimate of capital receipts in 1989–90 was prepared earlier this year with the agreement of the district council. I am aware of the representations made by the council about a supplementary allocation in the light of more recent information. I am not yet in a position to make an announcement about supplementary allocations but hope to do so shortly.