HC Deb 03 February 2004 vol 417 c848W
Ms Oona King

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many units of affordable housing for(a) rent and (b) sale were built with funding generated by recycled capital grant in (i) 2001–02 and (ii) 2002–03, broken down by Government Office Region. [152024]

Keith Hill

The total number of affordable housing dwellings built with recycled capital grant in England for 2001–02 and 2002–03 are as follows:

Rent Sale
2001–02 555 234
2002–031 365 418
1Subject to validation

information on the split of these dwellings by region is being collated. I will write to the hon. Member and make a copy available in the Library of the House.

In addition, Registered Social Landlords built affordable housing dwellings by combining recycled grant with new social housing grant from local authorities or the Housing Corporation. Dwellings produced in this way are not counted in the table and appear in the record of dwellings produced through the Approved Development Programme or the former local authorities' social housing grant programmes.

As well as building additional affordable housing, registered social landlords recycled grant into major repair and improvement of their older, existing housing.