Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what factors underlay her decision to change the branding of her Department from DCLG to Communities and Local Government; and if she will make a statement. 
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the meetings that she or her Ministerial colleagues attended where the re-branding of her Department from DCLG to Communities and Local Government was discussed. 
Mr. Milburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what her estimate is of (a) the number of people who have participated in and (b) the level of public expenditure on Government initiatives to increase home ownership in each year since 1997, broken down by (i) local authority area and (ii) region; 
The following table shows completions and expenditure through the Housing Corporations Affordable Housing Programme (AHP) and Local Authority Social Housing Grant on low cost home ownership programmes. This investment reflects the overall public expenditure levels established by the previous administration and set for 1997-98 to 1999-2000 and the priority first given to tackling the backlog of £19 billion in council housing investment to
provide decent homes. From 2004, investment decisions have reflected the priorities set by the regional housing boards for investment in their areas and since 2006-07, the Governments priority of providing more social rented homes.
|Completions||Expenditure (£ million)|
|(1) Completion figures do not include VPG.|
We have a target to assist 120,000 people into home ownership by 2010 and the homes being provided by the Housing Corporation will contribute to this. The number of homes to be provided from 2008-09 will be the subject of the comprehensive spending review 2007.
A table has been placed in the Library of the House displaying information on the homes provided for low cost home ownership and expenditure on these programmes from 1997-98 to 2005-06 through the Housing Corporations Affordable Housing Programme (AHP) and Local Authority Social Housing Grant (LASHG) by local authority and region.
Neither table includes spend or completions through Starter Home Initiative, Thames Gateway or Right to Acquire figures. Funding and completions are not directly comparable, as funding will relate to projects running, not necessarily units completed, in any one year.
Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many permanent dwellings were completed by registered social landlords in (a) Camden and (b) London in each year since 1990-91; 
Yvette Cooper [holding answer 23 February 2007]: The numbers of additional homes provided by local authorities and registered social landlords in Camden and Greater London in each year since 1991-92 are tabulated as follows. Information for the financial year 1990-91 is not available. Homes provided through new build as well as acquisitions have been included. Figures are as reported by local authorities and the Housing Corporation.
|Affordable housing provision in Camden and Greater London: 1991-92 to 2005-06|
|(1) Includes both new builds and acquisitions|
(2) Intermediate housing includes both low cost homes ownership schemes and homes provided for intermediate rent.
Housing Corporation, statistical returns from local authorities.
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