HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c883W
Mr. Pickles

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress has been made on achieving the Government's decent homes target; and if he will make a statement. [65864]

Mr. Raynsford

Based on social landlords' current plans, we believe we are on course to meet our 2004 milestone target to reduce by one-third the number of households living in social housing that is not of a decent standard. We will be able to report on progress during 2001–02 later in the year once Government offices have completed their assessment of local authority business plans and the Housing Corporation has considered housing association decent home returns.