Council Housing: Debts

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his estimate is of the amount of historic debt remaining on local authority housing.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Minister for Housing

The assumed housing debt, the subsidy capital financing requirement, for each authority is calculated annually by my Department using data supplied by the local authorities themselves on their Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Subsidy base data forms. The information is published, after consultation, in annual HRA Subsidy Determinations. The 2010-11 Determination is available on the Communities and Local Government website at this address:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/hradetermination201011

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