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Housing: Grants

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much housing renewal grant funding was allocated to the demolition of properties in each Pathfinder area in each year since 2004-05; and what the estimated figures are for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09. (157677)

The following table provides information on the amount of housing market renewal grant funding spent on the demolition of properties in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 as well as estimates of the likely spend in 2007-08. It is not yet possible to provide an estimate of spend on demolition for 2008-09. These figures cover costs relating directly to the demolition of properties and not their acquisition. To date funding under the Housing Market Renewal programme has delivered 10,000 demolitions and 40,000 refurbishments.

HMRF spent on demolition (£000)

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08 estimates

Birmingham Sandwell

209

918

186

285

East Lancashire

501

294

309

480

Hull and East Riding

0

581

285

560

Manchester Salford

830

1,289

1,768

1,935

Merseyside

343

852

1,106

1,884

Newcastle Gateshead

1,135

1,494

1,167

1,000

North Staffordshire

479

148

438

800

Oldham Rochdale

297

244

275

550

South Yorkshire

2,557

774

1,525

1,200

Total

6,351

6,594

7,059

8,694