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Tenants' Incentive Scheme

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how many local authorities are participating in the tenants' incentive scheme; and if he will make a statement;(2) if he will list, for each local authority participating in the tenants' incentive scheme

(a) the amount offered to tenants, (b) how many council houses have been vacated and (c) the total number of tenants applying to take part in the scheme; and if he will make a statement;

(3) what plans he has to increase the participation rate in the tenants' incentive scheme.

[pursuant to his reply, 21 June 1990, c. 639]: The table sets out details of 89 local authorities which have been given approval to operate cash incentive schemes in 1990–91, the maximum expenditure to be incurred, and the grants to be made available to households. Details of vacancies created by these schemes and of grant applications will be supplied to my Department by the local authorities concerned at the end of the year.Cash incentive schemes can be very valuable in helping existing tenants to move into homes of their own while releasing vacancies for reletting to homeless families. The Department encourages local authorities whose areas would benefit from a cash incentive scheme to bring forward proposals for approval. Once a scheme has been approved, details are published by the local authority and tenants are invited to make applications for grant.

Local authority cash incentive schemes approved 1990–91

89 schemes; maximum expenditure £41.6 million; maximum number

of vacancies 2,700
Local authorityMaximum expenditure 1990–91 £Maximum number of households assistedMaximum grant for each household £
London
Barnet600,0003020,000
Brent1·8 million15013,000
Bromley1·5 million12013,000
Camden200,0002020,000
Croydon500,0003322,000
Ealing2·2 million14025,000
Enfield1 million5520,000
Hackney1 million5020,000
Hammersmith and Fulham540,0003018,000
Haringey1·5 million10020,000
Harrow1 million5025,000
Havering150,0001016,000
Hillingdon2·25 million15015,000
Hounslow150,0002015,000
Islington1 million5025,000
Kensington and Chelsea750,0007013,000
Lambeth400,0002520,000
Lewisham1 million7015,000
Merton2 million14015,000
Redbridge3·92 million14028,000
Richmond300,0003015,000
Southwark300,0003410,000
Wandsworth1·95 million10022,000
Westminster2 million10020,000
Eastern
Aylesbury Vale400,0002020,000
Harlow150,0001510,000
Huntingdon150,0001213,000
Luton200,0001513,000
Maldon100,000812,500
Peterborough100,000205,000
Rochford100,000911,250
South Bucks40,000411,000
St· Albans150,000625,000
Watford200,0001513,500
East Midlands
Charnwood100,0001010,000
East Northants102,000176,000
South Kesteven500,000628,000
South East
Adur100,0001010,000
Local authorityMaximum expenditure 1990–91 £Maximum number of households assistedMaximum grant for each household £
Arun50,000510,000
Basingstoke and Deane250,0001025,000
Brighton301,5001520,000
Canterbury300,0001522,500
Cherwell300,0002512,500
Dover220,0001022,000
East Hampshire100,0001010,000
Elmbridge240,0001220,000
Fareham107,475521,495
Gillingham70,000515,000
Gravesham100,0001010,000
Hart200,000825,000
Hastings200,0002010,000
Havant150,0001015,000
Horsham250,0001417,000
Hove500,0005010,000
Lewes250,0002510,000
Maidstone500,0002025,000
New Forest250,0001517,000
Oxford500,0003315,000
Portsmouth1,000,0005020,000
Reading300,0001520,000
Reigate and Banstead300,0001520,000
Rother400,0001723,000
Runnymede100,000814,000
Rushmoor100,000148,000
Shepway200,000921,600
Slough500,0003813,000
Southampton200,0001415,000
Spelthorne200,000824,000
Tandridge252,0002012,000
Test Valley100,0001010,000
Ton bridge and Malling500,0002025,000
Tunbridge Wells250,0001124,000
Vale of White Horse150,0001015,000
Wealden200,0001020,000
West Oxfordshire100,000520,000
Woking135,0001013,500
Worthing240,0001615,000
South west
Exeter50,000510,000
Kennet100,0001010,000
Purbeck75,0001010,000
Mendip120,0001210,000
North Cornwall45,00067,500
Poole50,00077,500
Salisbury100,0001010,000
South Somerset100,0001010,000
Taunton Deane200,0002010,000
Teignbridge7,50017,500
West Midlands
Stafford300,0004010,000
Yorkshire and Humberside
Hambleton100,0001210,000