Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 23rd March 2005.

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Photo of Andrew Love Andrew Love PPS (Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Minister of State), Department of Trade and Industry

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimates have been made of the (a) expenditure on and (b) number of homes to be built under the Department's housing programmes in (i) the London borough of Enfield, (ii) Greater London and (iii) England in each year from 2005–06 to 2009–10; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Keith Hill Keith Hill Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

For 2005–06 the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister currently estimates that around 45,000 homes will be provided for rent or low cost home ownership in England. The principal source of funding is the Housing Corporation's Approved Development Programme which will spend around £1.65 billion.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister expects to provide around £782 million for new rent and low cost home ownership homes for London in 2005–06 this will assist in providing around 8,000 homes. Estimates for Enfield are not available.

The regional allocations of the £5.5 billion for Regional Housing Pot for spending in 2006–07 and 2007–08 were announced yesterday. Nearly £2.3 billion has been allocated to London. Decisions on the amount of these resources to be used for affordable housing will be taken in the summer in the light of advice from Regional Housing Boards. Allocations for individual authorities will be agreed in early 2006 following the ADP bidding round.

Future funding and delivery of outputs from 2008–09 will be dependent upon the outcome of the next Spending Review in 2006.

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