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Mortgages: Government Assistance

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in Perth and North Perthshire constituency have applied for assistance under the Homeowners Mortgage Protection Scheme; and how many such applications have been (a) successful and (b) rejected. (289519)

1 refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Tatton (Mr. Osborne) on 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2217W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households have received assistance under the Homeowners Mortgage Protection Scheme in (a) Glasgow Central, (b) Glasgow North, (c) Glasgow North East, (d) Glasgow South, (e) Glasgow South West and (f) Glasgow East to date. (289694)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 1 July 2009, Official Report, column 317W, to the hon. Member for Tamworth (Mr. Jenkins).

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire have taken up the Homeowners Mortgage Protection Scheme. (290306)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Tatton (Mr. Osborne) on 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2217W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath constituency have taken up the Homeowner Mortgage Protection Scheme. (291442)

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2217W, to the hon. Member for Tatton (Mr. Osborne).

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many completions he expects to be made in respect of applications from households in (a) Luton and (b) England for assistance in respect of the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in the next (i) three and (ii) six months; (291671)

(2) how many applications for assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme from households in (a) Luton and (b) England were under consideration on the latest date for which figures are available;

(3) how many enquiries his Department has received on assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme from households in (a) Luton and (b) England; and if he will make a statement.

We have acted rapidly to put in place a range of help and support for households struggling with their mortgage at every stage, and launched a campaign to ensure households have clear information about the help available.

The Mortgage Rescue Scheme offers targeted support for the most vulnerable households who would receive statutory homelessness assistance if repossessed. The scheme aims to support up to 6,000 vulnerable households over two years, depending on the extent of demand.

As part of the monitoring arrangements for the scheme, headline data up to the end of June 2009, provided by local authorities operating the scheme and broken down by Government office region, are available on the Department's website. The figures can be assessed using the following link:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/mortgagerescuestatistics

I have placed a copy of the figures reported by local authorities to June 2009 in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individuals have (a) applied for and (b) received assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme since its inception. (291813)

We have acted rapidly to put in place a range of help and support for households struggling with their mortgage at every stage, and launched a campaign to ensure households have clear information about the help available.

The Mortgage Rescue Scheme offers targeted support for the most vulnerable households who would receive statutory homelessness assistance if repossessed. The scheme aims to support up to 6,000 vulnerable households over two years, depending on the extent of demand.

As part of the monitoring arrangements for the scheme, headline data for January-June 2009, provided by local authorities operating the scheme and broken down by Government office region, are available on the Department's website. The figures can be assessed using the following link:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/mortgagerescuestatistics

Figures reported by local authorities from January to June 2009 are provided in a table, which has been placed in the Library.