Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many sheltered houses are currently available in the metropolitan districts of Bury and Rochdale; and how many are planned for the north-west region in the immediate future.
§ Sir George Young
The 1982 housing investment programme returns show that, at 1 April 1982, there were 917 sheltered units in Bury and 1,048 in Rochdale. Future provision of sheltered housing in the north-west depends upon the extent to which each authority decides to use HIP allocations and available capital receipts on such provision. It also depends on the extent to which housing associations provide such housing with resources provided by the Housing Corporation.