§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from organisations on Merseyside about the level of grant available to housing associations in the region; and what his response has been.
§ Mr. Trippier
My right hon. Friend has received a number of such representations from housing associations and others with an interest in the provision of rental housing on Merseyside. These have been taken into account in the decision on housing association grant levels for 1989–90, which I announced in the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham, East (Mr. Knowles) on 14 December.