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Housing: Overcrowding

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking on overcrowding in housing following the Tackling Overcrowding consultation. (175525)

On 12 December my right hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Planning, announced an additional £15 million funding for overcrowding and launched an action plan setting out the Government’s commitment to tackling overcrowding—copies have been placed in the Library of the House. We have already announced an increase in the provision of new social housing including a year-on-year increase in the number of family homes, namely those with three or more bedrooms.