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Council Housing

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide funding to the Department for Communities and Local Government to enable the same number of council houses to be built each year as in 1967. (139178)

The 2004 spending review provided increased funding to help deliver an additional 10,000 new social homes a year by 2007-08 compared with 2004-05. The Government recognise that there is still a need to go further and have already stated that they will set out ambitious plans for increasing social housing supply as part of the 2007 comprehensive spending review.