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Housing: Low Incomes

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average market value was of a property designated as being available under the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Rent to HomeBuy and (d) First- time Buyers Initiative in each of the last three years. (285964)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by the right hon. Member for Derby South (Margaret Beckett) on 19 May 2009, Official Report, column 1352W and the answer he was given by the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Wright) on 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 137W.

In 2006-07 the average price of property designated as available under the NewBuild HomeBuy scheme was £163,460. Data for 2008-09 is not yet available from the Continuous Recording (CORE) returns to the Tenant Services Authority from registered social landlords.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what budget his Department initially set for 2009-10 for (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) OwnHome, (c) OpenMarket HomeBuy, (d) the First Time Buyers Initiative, (e) MyChoice HomeBuy, (f) New Build HomeBuy, (g) Social HomeBuy and (h) Rent to HomeBuy. (286010)

We have not set individual budgets for each HomeBuy scheme to ensure flexibility within the Homes and Communities Agency's programme.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what target has been set for the number of new affordable homes to be built in each region in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; how many he expects to be built in each region in each of those years; and how many he expects to be available for social rent in each case. (287305)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 8 July 2009, Official Report, column 905W.