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House Building (Housing Associations)

Volume 990: debated on Thursday 7 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the contribution to be made by housing associations to the provision of new housing accommodation for the current year and the next three years.

The Housing Corporation programme for the current year provided for approximately 10,000 new build housing association dwellings in 1980–81. There will in addition be dwellings for which a local authority is the lending authority.The position in future years will depend upon general economic circumstances at the time and on how far housing associations take up the new opportunities they have been given under the Housing Bill.