§ Ms Roseanna Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what average levels of housing association grant he has assumed for Scottish Homes development programme for 1996–97 for(a) the total housing association and co-operative programme and (b) the housing association and co-operative programme for rent.
§ Mr. Raymond S. Robertson
Scottish Homes is currently drawing up proposals for its development programme in 1996–97, based on its public expenditure settlement, and I expect to consider its proposals next month. The average level of housing association grants will be set in the light of the approved programme and the associated performance targets. I shall be looking to Scottish Homes to improve on the current year's target of 60 per cent. leverage across its programme as a whole.