Social Homes Supply

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 25 November 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Williams Stephen Williams The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2:30, 25 November 2013

The key is in the title—it is a discretionary housing payment, so it will be up to each local authority to assess who should be eligible. This Government are on course to deliver 170,000 new social homes by the end of this Parliament, and this will be the first Administration in decades to leave more social housing in stock at the end of their first period in office.