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Housing Associations

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Prime Minister what representations on Government policy towards housing associations she has received from the chairman of Manchester Methodist Housing Association Ltd. ; what reply she is sending; whether she is taking any action as a result; and if she will make a statement.

The chairman of the association wrote to me and to the Minister for Housing and Construction on 13 November, emphasising the need for housing associations to continue to provide homes for rent. A reply will be sent shortly. The Housing Corporation's programme for next year is still under consideration. As the right hon. Gentleman will be aware, the Government have provided some £1,350 million over the last three years to the Housing Corporation for schemes for rented accommodation by housing associations.