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Social Housing

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

10. To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will seek discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing the block grant to increase resources available for social housing in Northern Ireland. (144674)

Social housing in Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the devolved administration in Northern Ireland, and it is for the Northern Ireland Executive to decide on the allocation of public expenditure between services in Northern Ireland. But the Chancellor has stated housing will be a priority in his new Cabinet.