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Housing

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take further steps to protect leasehold tenants in Wales, and if he will make a statement.

No. I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given to the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies) at column 389 on 18 March 1985 by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many homes have been provided by Welsh housing associations in each year from 1980 to 1984 and what is the estimate for the number of homes to be provided in the current year.

The numbers of units provided by housing associations in Wales for each of the last five financial years are:

Number
1980–811,169
1981–822,422
1982–832,318
1983–841,672
1984–851,719
The best estimate available for 1985–86 is 1,700.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the total Government funding to Welsh housing associations for each year 1979–80 to 1985–86, exclusive of capital receipts, and if he will express the change in the local funding in real terms.

Government funding to Welsh housing associations takes the form of housing association grant, hostel deficit grant, revenue deficit grant and grants under Section 93 of the Finance Act 1975 which have been paid, in total, as follows:

£ million cash£ million at 1985–86 prices
1979–8022·235·6
1980–8120·527·7
1981–8215·018·4
1982–8330·535·0
1983–8432·936·1
1984–8547·950·3
1985–86*40·540·5
* Estimated.