asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes to give an informative answer to the question from the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden about the demand for public sector housing, tabled on 27 February for answer on 11 March; whether he will now publish the information requested in the original question; and, if the information is not available if he will state upon what basis the housing investment programme allocations were made.
I shall be writing to the hon. Member very soon. HIP allocations were made in accordance with the method described in paragraphs 28–30 of the H1P's allocation letter, a copy of which is in the Library.