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Council Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the housing management and maintenance allocations were in (a) real and (b) cash terms for each English region in each year since 1997. (257641)

I have placed tables in the Library of the House showing allocations for management and maintenance allowances shown in 2007-08 prices, and in cash terms, for each local authority in each English region in each year since 1997.

In general local authorities’ allowances increase year on year in line with inflation. Fluctuations in allowances between years reflect the response of the system to changes in underlying data arising, for example, from changes in stock numbers, crime data, and the index of deprivation.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the allocations for major repair allowance were in (a) real and (b) cash terms for each (i) English region and (ii) London local authority in each year since 1997. (257642)

I have placed tables in the Library of the House showing allocations for major repairs allowances shown in 2007-08 prices, and in cash terms, for each local authority in each English region, and in each London local authority in each year since 1997.

In general local authorities’ allowances increase year on year in line with inflation. Fluctuations in allowances between years reflect the response of the system to changes in underlying data arising, for example, from changes in stock numbers, and building or other cost adjustments.