HC Deb 21 June 1990 vol 174 c631W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will make a statement on the future of the Housing Corporation office in Liverpool;

(2) how much revenue deficit grant is paid by the Housing Corporation to Merseyside housing associations;

(3) what capital allocations have been made to Co-operative Development Services (Liverpool) Ltd. and to Pierhead housing association, Liverpool, in 1990–91; and if he will make a statement about the implications of funding arrangements for Merseyside housing associations for their 1991–92 programmes;

(4) when he expects a decision to be made on the funding of the Gable housing association's application to construct a scheme for disabled people in Liverpool;

(5) if he will list the expenditure made by housing associations on Merseyside in 1989–90 and 1990–91; how much has been allocated for the following two years; what are the average figures for regions of England; and if he will make a statement;

(6) what discussions his Department has had with the Housing Corporation about the suspension of the next phase of a Servite housing association project on Merseyside; and if he will consider bringing forward cash from the 1991–92 allocation to enable the completion of the 1990–91 programme.

Mr. Chope

These are matters for the Housing Corporation rather than for this Department. I have therefore asked the Housing Corporation to respond to the hon. Member direct.