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Housing Subsidies

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the current housing need for under 25-year-olds; what plans he has to meet that need; and if he will make a statement. [5151]

The Government estimate that newly arising need for subsidised housing for all age groups for England lies within a range of 60,000 to 100,000 units a year between 1991 and 2001.We estimate that Housing Corporation funding over the next three years—1996–97–1998–99—together with homes being provided from other resources, are intended to provide an average of around 60,000 new social lettings a year.The estimates of newly arising need and the planned new lettings are not subdivided by age group.