Housing Receipts

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 7th November 2002.

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Photo of Mr Iain Coleman Mr Iain Coleman Labour, Hammersmith and Fulham

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister

(1) if he will set out for each year from 1997–98, and including estimates for 2002–03, (a) the totals of set-aside housing receipts and (b) the totals of housing basic credits approvals, broken down by Government Office region;

(2) what the national total of (a) set-aside housing receipts and (b) housing basic credit approvals was in each year from 1997–98; and what these figures are estimated to be in 2002–03.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

(a) The total of set-aside housing receipts in England in #thousands was:

2001–02 2000–01 1999–2000 1998–99 1997–98
North East 48,118 175,552 71,998 37,608 46,470
Yorkshire & Humber 107,662 84,721 76,174 57,732 64,675
East Midlands 120,856 74,441 122,541 84,556 54,721
East 213,366 118,771 160,950 98,758 106,412
London 411,002 423,441 343,059 220,531 239,621
South East 123,936 246,904 245,199 146,451 160,849
South West 64,378 109,344 127,067 199,148 94,088
West Midlands 158,187 185,573 168,061 150,684 84,033
North West 114,497 206,833 162,130 89,143 91,706
National Total 1,362,002 1,625,580 1,477,180 1,084,610 942,575

Note:

The estimated national total for 2002–03 is #2.5bn. No estimates are made of the figure by Government Office region.

(b) The amount in #thousands, for England, of Housing Annual Capital Guidelines (credit approvals plus the allowance (#199 million in recent years) made for capital funded from authorities' useable receipts) was:

2002–2003 2001–2002 2000–2001 1999–2000 1998–1999 1997–1998
North East 47,036 43,756 130,369 77,332 73,707 49,811
Yorkshire & Humber 77,015 70,826 201,255 117,701 109,207 77,516
East Midlands 61,273 58,095 140,758 73,359 69,393 48,967
East of England 61,066 55,381 142,372 82,762 79,803 56,144
London 322,163 309,722 601,712 353,945 329,377 247,426
South East 92,752 85,582 175,966 107,193 100,143 75,764
South West 54,920 52,163 113,525 69,120 67,746 50,127
West Midlands 99,533 95,559 227,451 125,165 121,444 87,069
North West 128,997 111,389 285,195 172,427 162,272 109,822
National Total 944,756 882,473 2,018,603 1,179,004 1,113,092 802,646

These figures include the separate Capital Receipts Initiative funding provided in 1997–98 to 1999–2000.

The reductions between 2000–01 and 2001–02 reflects the switch of funds into the new Major Repairs Allowance, paid as part of housing subsidy, to fund capital works to maintain council housing.

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