HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 cc437-8W
37. Mr. Flannery

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to build houses for rent at reasonable prices for those people who cannot afford to buy houses.

Sir George Young

The Government see housing associations as the main providers of additional subsidised housing where it is needed. Public funding for 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 low-cost housing by associations over the next few years.