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Rented Housing: Finance

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons private-sector housing renewal and grant support to those living in that sector are not included in the public service agreements for her Department. (167882)

Progress to increase the proportion of vulnerable households living in decent homes in the private-sector to 70 per cent. by 2010 is ahead of target. Progress on private-sector renewal remains important work for my Department and will contribute to our departmental strategic objectives. We will continue to monitor progress through the English House Condition Survey.

Local authorities’ duties and responsibilities remain unchanged. Many services and activities undertaken by local government, alone or in partnership, are not directly reflected in the national indicator set but will continue to be important to local areas and the people they serve. We expect local authorities to continue to set priorities, determine performance indicators and monitor and review performance.