HC Deb 09 July 1990 vol 176 cc15-6W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much money has been paid and when the money was paid to Ealing council in respect of defective Orlit housing relating to(a) owner-occupiers and (b) council tenants in the Ferrymead avenue area of Greenford; if he expects to make further payments; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chope

The following payments have been made to Ealing London borough council in respect of 11 Orlit dwellings under the housing defects legislation:

1986–87 5,830
1987–88 11,779
1988–89 15,054

These payments represent the notional loan charges on 75 per cent. of the difference between the repurchase price and the defective market value of the dwellings, and will be payable for a period of 20 years.

The market value of properties repurchased is included in the calculation of the authority's entitlement to main housing subsidy (to 1989–90) and to housing revenue account subsidy (HRAS) from 1990–91. The costs incurred by the authority in maintaining and repairing its housing stock are similarly included in those calculations.

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