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Council Housing: Finance

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much subsidy was paid to the Housing Revenue Account of each local authority in respect of its council housing provision in each year since 1990. (165557)

A table showing the value of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) subsidy paid to each authority (that is, in deficit rather than HRA subsidy surplus) from 1995-96 to 2005-06 (the last year for which audited data is available) has been placed in the Library. The table shows the value of the 'bricks and mortar' element of HRA subsidy. Prior to 2004, HRA subsidy also contained a rent rebate element. This is omitted from the table to ensure consistency with post 2004-05 data.

Pre 1995-96 data is only available at disproportionate cost.