HC Deb 20 June 1989 vol 155 cc67-8W
Mr. Hannam

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how much money the Housing Corporation allocated in 1989–90 for the construction of wheelchair housing(a) in total cash terms, and (b) as a percentage of the total budget each year for the last six years;

(2) how much money was allocated by the Housing Corporation, to housing associations to adapt properties occupied by disabled tenants for each of the last six financial years, and how many housing associations in each of those years received money for this purpose.

Mr. Trippier

This information is not held by the Department. The distribution of public funds to individual housing associatons and projects is largely a matter for the Housing Corporation to determine within the broad policy framework established annually in discussion with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment. I have therefore asked the Housing Corporation to respond to my hon. Friend direct.

Mr. Hannam

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of local authority housing built in 1989–90 and in each of the last six previous financial years is wheelchair housing.

Mr. Trippier

New wheelchair dwellings completed by English local authorities as a percentage of their total new housebuilding completions are as follows:

1983–84 1.0
1984–85 1.4
1985–86 1.0
1986–87 1.3
1987–88 1.3
1988–89 1.5

Information for 1989–90 is not available.