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Council Housing: Finance

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much local authority housing debt has been removed following large-scale voluntary transfers since 1997. (304425)

Since 1997 the amount of local authority housing debt the Department has paid to the Public Works Loans Board following large scale voluntary transfers is £4.226 billion.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much historic housing debt remains a local authority responsibility. (304426)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs Spelman) on 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 519W.

Local authorities are responsible for all the housing related debt that they hold.