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Housing: Finance

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much of the £50 million of social housing grant to allow local authorities to deliver new social housing announced in April has been spent in each region; (307006)

(2) how much of the £400 million of funding through Kickstart announced in April 2009 has been spent in each region;

(3) how much of the £250 million to allow local authorities to deliver new social housing referred to in the Prime Minister’s Building Britain’s Future announcement has been spent in each region;

(4) how much of the £660 million for Kickstart referred to in the Prime Minister’s Building Britain’s Future announcement has been spent in each region;

(5) how much of the £750 million to be allocated via the Homes and Communities Agency’s National Affordable Housing Programme referred to in the Prime Minister’s Building Britain’s Future announcement has been spent in each region.

The Budget 2009 and Housing Pledge funding for Kickstart and LA New Build are treated as single spending programmes. The additional funding provided for NAHP as part of the Pledge is treated as part of the mainstream NAHP programme. The announced funding for each region listed as follows is given against these total budgets.

Announcements 2009-10: (in £ millions)

Region

NAHP

Kickstart round 1 (approved including approved subject to conditions)

LA New Build (approved)

East of England

132

22

0

East Midlands

42

50

16

London

521

64

41

North East

5

51

12

North West

61

62

17

South East

153

50

9

South West

162

25

10

West Midlands

94

68

8

Yorkshire and Humber

61

56

27

Total

1,230

449

141

Note:

Figures may not sum due to roundings.

We have on 16 December 2009 also announced short-listed projects for round two of Kickstart for a share of up to £550 million. All the projects will now go through a rigorous final assessment by the Homes and Communities Agency to determine which will get the green light. As this funding is intended to support the housebuilding industry when it needs it most, one of the key factors will be the ability to complete building work by March 2012.

Kickstart round 2 announcement of short-listed projects

Region

Amount of investment (in £ millions)

East of England

73

East Midlands

61

London

94

North East

28

North West

72

South East

83

South West

63

West Midlands

46

Yorkshire and the Humber

30

The 2009-10 budget for each of these programmes is available in the Homes and Communities Agency’s Corporate Plan 2009-10.