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Council Homes

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost of bringing all council homes up to the decent homes standard in each local authority which does not have tenant support for stock transfer, private finance initiative or arm’s length management organisation and which has indicated that it cannot meet the standard using its own resources. (86676)

Only one local authority, the London borough of Camden, is not pursuing an arm’s length management organisation or stock transfer, and has reported that it can not meet the decent homes standard using existing resources. Camden is using PFI to deliver decent homes for part of its stock.

Camden has reported that the cost to make decent all of their dwellings below the decent homes standard at 1 April 2005 was £261,000,000.

Source:

Business Plan Annual Monitoring Return 2005.