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Council Housing: Debts

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his estimate is of the amount of historic debt remaining on local authority housing. (325561)

The assumed housing debt, the subsidy capital financing requirement, for each authority is calculated annually by my Department using data supplied by the local authorities themselves on their Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Subsidy base data forms. The information is published, after consultation, in annual HRA Subsidy Determinations. The 2010-11 Determination is available on the Communities and Local Government website at this address: