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Housing: Low Incomes

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 476W, on Home Ownership Incentive Schemes, how much of the funding brought forward from (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 is for use for (i) Decent Homes, (ii) the Community Infrastructure Fund, (iii) the National Affordable Housing Programme, (iv) support Department for Work and Pensions reforms of Support for Mortgage Interest and (v) other housing and regeneration programmes. (270695)

Communities and Local Government has brought forward £25 million of capital expenditure from 2009-10 and £1,475 million from 2010-11 as a result of initiatives announced in the September Housing Package and pre-Budget Report. The following table sets out how these monies have been applied.

Application of brought forward funding

£ million

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Decent Homes (including ALMOs and Gap Transfer)

130

120

0

Community Infrastructure Fund

20

0

0

National Affordable Housing programme (including social rent, HomeBuy Direct and Mortgage Rescue)

200

800

55

Support for DWP programme of Support for Mortgage Interest

0

40

55

Other housing and regeneration programmes

0

80

0

Totals

350

1040

110

The pre-Budget report also offered flexibility to the regional development agencies who have brought forward £100 million of capital expenditure from 2010-11 to 2009-10. In addition, Communities and Local Government has already allocated £162 million to local authorities from a total pot of up to £175 million brought forward from 2010-11 to 2009-10 to accelerate major repairs to council housing stock.

These figures do not include changes that may follow from the Budget 2009.