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Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Housing, John Healey, on 8 June (Official Report, House of Commons, col. 750W), how the increase in spending on new affordable housing from £417 million in 1999-2000 to £2,587 million in 2008-09 is reflected in the numbers of new homes built over that period. [HL753]

The figures in the Written Answer to the honourable Member for Welwyn Hatfield on 8 June (Official Report, col. 750W) showed allocations of grant of some £13 billion between 1999 and 2009 to housing associations and other affordable housing providers for the provision of social rented and low cost home ownership schemes.

Allocations are the total amount of grant awarded for these schemes with spend spreading over a number of years until the scheme is completed. In total, this amount of grant funding, some £13 billion, will have led to approval of over 282,000 new affordable homes.

Delivery of affordable housing is shown in live table 1000 on the CLG website at