Housing: Expenditure

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st February 2008.

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Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Labour, Oldham West and Royton

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information she holds on the percentage of gross national product spent on (a) housing and (b) affordable social housing in each OECD country (i) in the last year for which figures are available and (ii) in 1997.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing)

holding answer 19 November 2007

Communities and Local Government do not hold data on the percentage of gross national product spent on (a) housing and (b) affordable social housing in each of the OECD countries. There are data available on the percentage of gross domestic product spent on housing by OECD countries where data are available on the OECD website. Details can be found at:

http://stats.oecd.org/wbos/default.aspx?datasetcode=SOCX_AGG

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