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Housing: Finance

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on the major repairs allowance in 2008-09; and how much he expects to spend on the allowance in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The total major repairs allowances for the three years are given in the following table.

Major repairs allowance (£)
2008-09 1,241,997,931
2009-10(1) 1,245,864,505
2010-11(2) 1,273,502,542
(1) Subject to audit.

(2) Projected.

Figures for 2008-09 and 2009-10 are taken from the latest housing revenue account subsidy claim forms, the projection for 2010-11 is taken from the recent HRA subsidy determination.

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