HC Deb 15 July 2003 vol 409 c292W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many houses in Shrewsbury and Atcham are second homes for(a) local and (b) out of area residents. [125627]

Keith Hill

According to the 2001 Census there were 189 second homes in Shrewsbury and Atcham. Information is not available on whether they were owned by local or out of town residents.

Mr. Betts

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when the prudential framework will be available to local housing authorities. [126129]

Keith Hill

The Government's hope is to introduce the prudential borrowing system for all local authorities on 1 April 2004. However, that depends upon early completion of the remaining Parliamentary stages of the Local Government Bill, which is currently before the House of Lords.

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