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Rent Receipts

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to permit local authorities to keep all receipts from rent paid by their tenants. (269453)

We are currently undertaking a Review of Council Housing Finance that is due to report to Ministers later in the spring. This is considering the current Housing Revenue Account subsidy arrangements, and will include recommendations on the treatment of council rents. We will be consulting all stakeholders on the recommendations of the review. It would be inappropriate to pre-empt this exercise.