HC Deb 09 December 1993 vol 234 c364W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the provision of the special needs allocation for housing on Merseyside; and how much money will be available for house improvements in the current and next financial year.

Sir George Young

[holding answer 8 December 1993]: The future of the Housing Corporation's special allocation for Merseyside is being reviewed by officials from my Department and from the Housing Corporation. I expect to have recommendations before me in the spring.

In 1993–94, the specified capital grant allocation, which represents 60 per cent. of resources available for renovation grant activity, totalled £20.843 million for Merseyside. The allocation for 1994–95 will be announced later this month.