§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much money was authorised for district councils in Wales for the purchase of houses from the private sector for letting by local authorities, in 1989–90 and 1990–91; and what the level of authorisation will be for 1991–92.
§ Mr. Grist
A total of £1 million was made available in both 1989–90 and 1990–91 for district councils to purchase land and houses in areas with a high concentration of second homes. This was in addition to their ability to spend, within available resources, according to their own priorities. Decisions about resources for 1991–92 will be announced very soon.