HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 c590W
20. Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has to encourage the building of council-owned homes in inner London. [112192]

Mr. Mullin

We are keen to encourage the building of the maximum number of affordable homes in Inner London by whatever means secures the best value for money. However, in most cases housing associations are able to build twice as many units than local authorities would have been able to do for the same amount of grant.