§ 13. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his estimate is of the total cost of necessary capital works in public sector housing in(a) the London borough of Southwark and (b) Greater London; and how much has been allocated for expenditure in the (i) current and (ii) next financial years. 
§ Ms Keeble
Southwark have estimated that, as at 1 April 2001, they need to spend £232 million on capital repairs and improvements on their own housing stock. The estimate for all authorities in Greater London is £5,380 million. Southwark's combined Housing Annual Capital Guideline and Major Repairs Allowance allocations for the current and next financial years are £52.636 million and £54.547 million respectively. The equivalent allocations for Greater London are £716.010 million and £723.013 million.