Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, further to the agreement signed with West Midlands councils to create the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), if he will publish the amount of funding allocated to house-building; the time period for which that funding applies; what proportion of that funding has been transferred to the WMCA; and what proportion of that funding will be transferred in the next fiscal year.

Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To date we have provided £2 million of resource funding to the West Midlands Combined Authority to support housing delivery capacity. We have also made up to £211 million available to the West Midlands Combined Authority before the end of 19/20, as part of a package worth up to £271 million by 21/22 to support housing delivery. Payments and payment timings are subject to the meeting of commitments and the delivery of key milestones.

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