§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will provide a breakdown of the amounts of the additional £250 million given to local authorities to deal with homelessness according to(a) explicit or earmarked purposes, (b) region and (c) money to tenants to enter owner-occupation.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
My Department is currently considering bids for the £112 million to be made available to local authorities for schemes to relieve homelessness in 1990–91. The Housing Corporation is also considering bids for the £36 million to be allocated to housing associations for similar schemes. Announcements on the projects to be supported will be made as soon as possible.