To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Members for Oldham, Central and Royton (Mr. Davies) and for
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Barrow and Furness (Mr. Hutton) of 24 March, Official Report, column 626, when he expects his Department to complete its assessment of the impact of the proposed reduction in average grant levels to housing associations to 55 per cent. in 1995–96 on averge weekly rents for housing association tenants.
Our consideration of evidence put forward by the Housing Corporation, the National Federation of Housing Associations and others about grant rates in 1994–95 and beyond is continuing. Final decisions about grant rates for 1995–96 would not normally be taken until late 1994.