Skip to main content

Homes and Communities Agency: Finance

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funds were (a) allocated to and (b) drawn down by the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessors in each of the last five years expressed in (i) cash terms and (ii) 2008-09 prices. (265081)

I refer the hon. Member to my reply of 19 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1076-77W, on the 2008-09 budget for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The predecessor bodies for the HCA were English Partnerships (consisting of the Urban Regeneration Agency and the Commission for New Towns), the (investment arm of the) Housing Corporation, and the Academy for Sustainable Communities. A range of departmental programmes also transferred to the Agency.

The funds allocated to Departmental programmes, to English Partnerships (via the Urban Regeneration Agency), the Housing Corporation and the Academy since 2005-06, can be found in the main supply and supplementary estimates. Information on departmental programme spending over the last five years has been published in departmental annual reports. The last five years' spending figures for English Partnerships and the Corporation can be found in their published annual report and accounts each year; spending by the academy was consolidated within the annual report and accounts of its parent organisation, Yorkshire Forward. Government uses the GDP deflator to allow for the effects of changes in prices. This can be found on HM Treasury's website at: