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Housing: Low Incomes

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department and its predecessors have spent on the provision of affordable housing in each year since 1997; and what forecast she has made of such expenditure in each year to 2011, at 2008-09 prices. (266317)

The table shows spend by the Homes and Communities Agency through the Affordable Housing Programme from 1997-98 to 2007-08.

£ million

1997-98

727

1998-99

732

1999-2000

815

2000-01

830

2001-02

823

2002-03

1,030

2003-04

1,805

2004-05

1,624

2005-06

1,598

2006-07

1,923

2007-08

2,004

The indicative allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 for the AHP are £3.5 billion and £2.3 billion respectively. At 2008-09 prices these would be £3.43 billion and £2.21 billion respectively.

Expenditure that may be made by local authorities using their resources from CLG to provide affordable housing has not been included.