HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 cc464-5W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing how much money has been paid to housing associations and other voluntary housing movements and co-operatives towards their administrative costs in each of the past five years.

Sir George Young

Exchequer grant is not paid directly in relation to housing associations administrative costs. Their administrative expenses in developing and running housing projects are taken into account however in calculating capital payments of Housing Association Grants, by reference to standard allowances. Records are not kept of the total of such allowances. Housing Associations which incur admissible deficits on housing activities are also eligible for revenue support. The element of support attributable to administrative costs cannot be isolated.

Exchequer grants made under section 13 of the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 towards the central co-ordination of housing advice services to homeless people were as follows:

1979–80 168,000
1980–81 119,812
1981–82 233,474
1982–83 308,731
1983–84 268,151

In addition, the following payments have been made to the National Federation of Housing Associations to assist with its administrative costs:

1979–80 19,000
1980–81 19,000
1981–82 19,000
1982–83 23,000
1983–84 23,000