HC Deb 11 March 1999 vol 327 cc351-2W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many housing associations received Government funding in(a) London, (b) the North West and (c) England as a whole in the last two years. [75264]

Mr. Raynsford

The number of housing associations receiving Government funding through the Housing Corporation's Approved Development Programme in 1997–98 and 1998–99 is shown in the table.

Number of housing associations receiving social housing grant through the Housing Corporation's approved development programme
Region 1997–98 1998–99
London 183 171
North West 57 56
England 548 500


1997–98 information is based on schemes given approval to start during the year

1998–99 information is based on start of year allocations

In addition, the Housing Corporation provides revenue funding to housing associations, eg Supported Housing Management Grant and Innovation and Good Practice grants. Housing associations also received funding from local authorities under the Local Authority Social Housing Grant scheme.