'(1) In section 80 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42) (calculation of Housing Revenue Account subsidy) after subsection (3) insert—
"(3A) In determining a formula for the purposes of this section for any year, the Secretary of State shall take into account—
(a) the resources required properly to manage, maintain and repair houses and other properties within their respective Housing Revenue Accounts,
(b) research into these matters, and
(c) the resources required to enable respective authorities to acquire, rehabilitate and build new housing to be held within their Housing Revenue Accounts that contributes to meeting the need for affordable housing within their respective areas.'.— [Mr. Austin Mitchell.]
Brought up, and read the First time.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—
The House divided: Ayes 74, Noes 259.
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