HC Deb 25 April 1995 vol 258 cc471-2W
Mrs. Maddock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the sum total in constant prices of allocated housing capital expenditure, including housing investment programme allocation, approved development programme allocation, additional credit approvals, specified capital grants and expenditure on housing within the single regeneration budget, and any equivalent schemes and allocations which have previously existed, for(a) 1978–79, (b) 1994–95 and (c) 1995–96 in (i) each region and (ii) each housing authority area in England. [19887]

Mr. Robert B. Jones

Information on housing investment programme allocations for 1978–79 for each local authority in England is available in the Library.

For housing investment programme and approved development programme allocations in England in 199495 and 1995–96 I refer the hon. Member to my answer to her question on Thursday 16 February 1995, Official Report, column 799.

For the housing partnership fund, the cash incentive scheme and the flats over shops scheme allocations for 1994–95, I refer the hon. Member to my answer to her question on Thursday 16 February 1995, Official Report, column 799.

Allocations for the housing partnership fund and the cash incentive scheme for 1995–96 have now been made and I have placed in the Library copies of the Department's press notices which announced allocations by English local authority area for these schemes in 1995–96.

The GDP market price deflator given in the table can be used to exclude the effect of general inflation.

GDP deflator 1978–79 = 100
1978–79 100.0
1994–95 292.3
1995–96 301.8

The single regeneration budget challenge fund promotes an integrated approach to local regeneration and it is not possible to identify separately the resources directed at housing. However, we estimate that about 70 of the schemes approved in the first round have a significant housing content and these schemes are expected to receive about £80 million of SRB resources in 1995–96. In addition, the SRB also provides resources for continuing commitments under the estate action programmes and for housing action trusts.

Local authorities also fund capital expenditure on housing from usable capital receipts and revenue contributions to capital. A number of the programmes lever in additional resources from the private sector.