(1) which local authorities are eligible for housing revenue account subsidy; and how much was granted to each eligible local authority in each year for which there are records;
(2) how much each local authority in England paid back to the Exchequer from their housing revenue account in each year since 1990.
I have placed the information requested in the Library of the House in a form of a table showing the amount of positive and negative housing revenue account subsidy entitlement for every eligible authority since 1994-95. Earlier information can only be retrieved at disproportionate cost.
The definition of negative subsidy was changed by the Local Government Act 2003, which came into force on
In the most recent year for which audited data are available (2005-06), the Exchequer made an annual contribution of over £200 million.