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Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 8th May 2003.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Regent's Park and Kensington North

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the impact of the proposed withdrawal of Local Authority Social Housing Grant upon the number of new social housing starts in (a) inner London, (b) London and (c) England after the current transitional arrangements are withdrawn.

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

Local Authority Social Housing Grant is being ended to allow the resources to be better targeted to achieve the objectives set out in "Sustainable Communities: Building for the Future". No estimates have been made on the impact this will have on the number of social housing dwellings provided, either in total or in particularly locations. That will depend on a number of factors, including, in particular, the recommendations from the new Regional Housing Boards on what and where the available resources should be spent.

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