§ Mr. Purchase
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his oral answer of 4 February 2004,Official Report, column 748, how many of the 790,000 council homes have been transferred to arm's length management organisations; and what proportion of the extra £8 billion private investment to which he referred has been attracted to ALMOs. 
§ Keith Hill
The figures quoted relate to transfer of homes to registered social landlords under the large scale voluntary transfer option, rather than homes managed by arm's length management organisations (ALMOs). ALMOs currently in the programme cover just under 500,000 dwellings and have been allocated nearly £900 million of public funding to bring homes up to the Decent Homes standard.