§ Mr. Irving
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how many after-care hostel places it is estimated will be lost owing to the unavailability of Home Office revenue finance for schemes to which capital finance has been committed by a housing association but are planned to come into management after 31 March 1985;
(2) how much housing association finance has been committed to the purchase or conversion of properties for use as after-care hostels which are planned to come into management after 31 March 1985.
§ Sir George Young
Twenty after-care hostel projects, providing some 320 places, forecast to come into management after 31 March 1985, have received approval from the Housing Corporation under Section 29A of the Housing Act 1974, subject to the availability of adequate revenue support for non-housing costs. My right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary is reviewing the future level of Home Office provision which should be made for this purpose.
The estimated capital cost of these projects is approximately £4.5 million.