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Council Housing

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she plans to take to improve the quality of council housing. (178402)

In 2001 we introduced the decent homes standard, which for the first time set minimum standard, for all council housing in England, we have already reduced the number of non-decent social sector homes by over one million.

By 2010 over £40 billion will have been invested in improvements to social housing and work will have been completed to over 3.6 million social-sector homes, with improvements for 8 million people in total, including 2.5 million children.