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Housing Revenue Accounts: City of Westminster

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what Westminster city council’s housing revenue account subsidy position (a) was in each of the last 10 years and (b) is expected to be in 2009-10. (255875)

Westminster city council’s housing revenue account subsidy annual entitlement for the period 1999-2000 to 2008-09 is shown in the following table:

£

1999-2000

3,445,142

2000-01

2,925,014

2001-02

15,679,461

2002-03

15,626,575

2003-04

17,449,143

2004-05

16,167,991

2005-06

13,430,874

2006-07

12,648,424

2007-08

10,274,925

2008-09

16,896,466

1 Provisional

Data for 2009-10 are not available. The authority’s subsidy entitlement is dependent upon housing stock levels, which are not due to be made available until the end of March. We anticipate that the authority will continue to receive subsidy.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) Westminster city council and (b) CityWest Homes contributed to the housing revenue account in each of the last 10 years; and how much they are expected to contribute to it in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10. (255876)

Westminster city council has been a net recipient of housing revenue account subsidy in each of the last 10 years. The authority does not contribute surpluses for redistribution elsewhere and we expect this to continue to be the case in 2009-10.