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Housing Associations

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what allocations have been made available to housing associations for each of the years from 1979 to date.

Finance for housing association projects is provided through lending by the Housing Corporation and through a smaller programme of lending by local authorities. The gross provision for the housing association movement in Scotland as a whole for each financial year since 1979–80 is set out in the following table.

Financial year£ million
1979–8053·9
1980–8170·3
1981–8292·0
1982–83119·8
1983–84119·7
1984–85111·4
1985–86109·9

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total stock of housing association houses in Scotland; and how many housing association houses have been built in each of the years of from 1979 to date.

It is estimated that the total stock of housing association houses in Scotland at the end of 1983 numbered 35,000. The table (drawn from returns by local authorities) shows the number of newly built dwellings completed by housing associations in each year since 1979.

YearCompletions
1979544
1980881
19811,928
19821,167
19831,271
19842,032