HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 c1395W
Mrs. May

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much money was spent on key workers' housing initiatives in the last year; how the money was spent; how many people benefited from it; and what their occupations were. [60443]

The Deputy Prime Minister

We are providing £250 million for the Starter Home Initiative (SHI) over the three years 2001–02 to 2003–04 to help 10,000 key workers to buy homes in areas where they would otherwise be priced out of the housing market. This includes expenditure of £2.173 million which helped 90 key workers complete their assisted house purchases between October 2001 and March 2002. The key workers helped were primarily teachers, police officers and health workers.