§ Mr. Hunter
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will define the term hostel as used in class IX, vote 1, A2.1(b) of the Supply Estimates.
§ Mrs. Roe
[holding answer 26 April 1988]: The term "Hostels" as used in connection with expenditure under class IX, vote 1, A2.1(b) is defined in section 106(i) of the Housing Associations Act 1985. Grant is paid under section 55 of that Act to hostels managed by housing associations registered with the Housing Corporation.