Allerdale District Council

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6 May 1981.

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Photo of Mr Dale Campbell-Savours Mr Dale Campbell-Savours , Workington 12:00, 6 May 1981

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will undertake a review of the housing investment programme allocations for Allerdale district council.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Finsberg Mr Geoffrey Finsberg , Camden Hampstead

No, Sir. Allerdale district council was given a fair share of the housing resources available for 1981–82.

Photo of Mr Dale Campbell-Savours Mr Dale Campbell-Savours , Workington

Is the Minister aware that the HIP allocations to Allerdale have been cut since 1979, when they were £5·6 million, to just over £3 million this year? Is he further aware that that has destroyed the new start of the Allerdale district council's construction programme, cut to shreds its improvement programme and greatly damaged the possibility of Allerdale being able to provide for the 2,170 people who desperately need accommodation?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Finsberg Mr Geoffrey Finsberg , Camden Hampstead

We understand what the hon. Gentleman is saying. Allerdale's allocation for 1981–82 is generous in the difficult circumstances of the year. Its percentage share of the regional total has increased significantly, and it could be topped up with right-to-buy receipts.