HC Deb 04 March 2003 vol 400 cc923-4W
Ms Oona King

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the funding for Housing London, East and South East and Housing—other regions in 2003–04 identified in the table on page 66 of Sustainable Communities: Building for the Future, includes (a) local authority social housing grant, (b) the housing investment programme and (c) the major repairs allowance. [98514]

Mr. McNulty

(a) The table does not include local authority social housing grant. This is being abolished from April 2003. However, provision has been made in the housing transitional arrangements line of the table to safeguard LASHG schemes in progress or committed.

(b) The table does include the Housing Investment Programme (HIP). This is £842 million for 2003–04. From 2004–05 resources provided to local authorities for HIP, and resources provided to the Housing Corporation will be put into a single regional housing pot. Final decisions on the allocation of resources will be made based on advice from the new Regional Housing Boards.

(c) The major repairs allowance is not included in the table. This totals over £4 billion for the next three years.

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