§ 15. Mr. Caplin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what progress he has made in enabling local authorities to improve and expand the provision of social housing. 
§ Ms Armstrong
We are currently consulting local authorities about our proposals for the capital receipts initiative which will provide additional resources to local housing authorities. Under this initiative local authorities will be able to renovate local authority stock and, in partnership with Registered Social Landlords, provide new social housing where appropriate.