§ Mr. Redwood
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance the Government will issue for regional housebuilding targets during the process of establishing Regional Strategic Procedure. 
§ Mr. McNulty
This Government do not set regional housebuilding targets. Annual rates of housing provision are kept under regular review and are established through regional planning guidance and the spatial strategy it should set out. Guidance on this is set out in Planning Policy Guidance Note 11 on 'Regional Planning' and Planning Policy Guidance Note 3 on 'Housing'. These arrangements will continue when regional spatial strategies replace regional planning guidance as provided for in the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill.