HC Deb 03 February 1998 vol 305 c625W
18. Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals his Department has to enable local authorities to increase their stock of rented property. [24905]

Ms Armstrong

We have already acted to provide additional resources for housing and housing-related regeneration under the Capital Receipts Initiative, and we expect the provision of new social housing in partnership with registered social landlords to be among local authorities' priorities for applying the extra spending power. Future investment in social housing is one of the factors being considered in the Comprehensive Spending Review.