§ 20. Mr. Litherland
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many additional council houses he anticipates being completed during 1990–91.
§ Mr. Yeo
Local authorities are expecting to complete about 13,000 houses during 1990–91. The Government see housing associations as the main providers of additional subsidised housing for rent. Public funding for associations through the Housing Corporation will increase from £1.1 billion this year to over £2 billion by 1993–94. Together with their increased ability to draw in private funds, this will permit a sustained increase in output of subsidised housing by associations over the next few years.