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Housing

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to increase the supply of affordable housing in West Suffolk. (72634)

The Government have allocated a significant increase in funding for the East of England for 2006-08, much of which will be invested in new affordable housing. In West Suffolk, the Regional Housing Board for the East of England has allocated just over £5.5 million over 2006-08, which is expected to deliver 214 new affordable units, via the Housing Corporation's National Affordable Housing Programme.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will consider introducing a performance-related incentive scheme for the provision of affordable housing units by local authorities. (72718)

Local targets for affordable housing provision are set by local authorities, based on their assessment of local housing need. The Government are considering a range of options for increasing the supply of new affordable housing.