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Housing: Low Incomes

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what representations she has received on (a) the Homes and Communities Agency's £93 million affordable housing programme for London and (b) the London and Quadrant Up2You portfolio; (263031)

(2) whether she received an invitation to attend the launch of the £135 million funding package for affordable housing in London on 3 March 2009.

My officials first received information relating to the Mayor's announcement from the Homes and Communities Agency during the week commencing Monday 23 February 2009. My office received a telephone call of invitation to attend after ordinary working hours on Friday 27 February. No detailed information on the event could be obtained then or subsequently. I later received a letter from the Mayor of London regarding these proposals i.e. on Wednesday 4 March.