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Rented Housing

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to publish a summary and analysis of the responses to her Department’s consultation on the Mechanism for Setting Guideline Rents in Housing Revenue Account subsidy 2008-09 and 2009-10. (164191)

The summary and analysis of responses to the August 2007 consultation document ‘Mechanism for setting guideline rents in housing revenue account subsidy 2008-09 and 2009-10’ will form part of the draft housing revenue account subsidy determination 2008-09, which will be published shortly.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library copies of her Department’s consultation on the ‘Mechanism for setting guideline rents in housing revenue account subsidy 2008-09 and 2009-10’. (164193)

I have arranged for copies of the August consultation document ‘Mechanism for setting guideline rents in housing revenue account subsidy 2008-09 and 2009-10’ to be deposited in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on tenants of the rental constraint allowance mechanism in the last three years. (164194)

The rental constraint allowance (RCA) was part of the housing revenue account (HRA) subsidy regime for 2006-07 and 2007-08. Audited figures for 2006-07 will not be available until January 2008, meaning no formal assessment has been possible so far.