HC Deb 29 June 1994 vol 245 c563W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent requests for resources he has had(a) from housing associations and (b) from organisations such as Coventry Cyrenians.

Sir George Young

My Department has received no recent requests for resources from individual housing associations. The distribution of the resources made available to registered housing associations for the provision of social housing, through the Housing Corporation's approved development programme, is informed by the housing needs index and local authorities' priority housing needs.

My Department received 270 applications for grant under section 73 of the Housing Act 1985 for 1994–95 from voluntary sector organisations, including two from Coventry Cyrenians for schemes to assist single people in housing need.