§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate the funding available for new rented housing association homes in 1996–97; if the expenditure levels in the 1993 autumn statement have been maintained for each local authority in Yorkshire and Humberside. 
§ Mr. Clappison
[holding answer 27 February 1996]: The 1996–97 funding allocations made by the Housing Corporation in Yorkshire and Humberside for the provision of new build rented housing by housing associations are as listed. The Housing Corporation's estimate of what the allocations may have been for 1996–97 if funding plans in the 1993 autumn statement had been maintained are also listed. These estimates can be only hypothetical since the actual allocations depend on a series of factors including the nature of the schemes submitted by housing associations, local housing needs, local authority involvement and value for money. In any one year, activity by housing associations in a particular authority area can vary according to the schemes proposed and approved.13W
Local Authority 1996–97 Allocations (£million) Estimate of Allocations Based on 1993 Autumn Statement (£million) Barnsley 1.00 1.17 Bradford 6.94 8.10 Calderdale 1.90 2.22 Craven 0.22 0.26 Doncaster 1.63 1.90 East Riding 1.69 1.97 Hambleton 0.44 0.51 Harrogate 0.88 1.03 Kingston-on-Hull 2.73 3.19 Kirklees 3.49 4.07 Leeds 5.96 6.96 North East Lincolnshire 1.60 1.87 North Lincolnshire 0.81 0.95 Richmondshire 0.32 0.37 Rotherham 0.71 0.83 Ryedale 0.20 0.23 Scarborough 0.86 1.00 Selby 0.33 0.39 Sheffield 4.32 5.04 Wakefield 1.91 2.23 York 0.89 1.04 Total 38.83 45.33
In addition, the Housing Corporation also makes funding allocations for social lettings provided through the purchase and rehabilitation of properties; the corporation's new build programme for shared ownership; and the corporation's other home ownership initiatives which release existing social lettings for reletting to others in housing need. Local authorities may also support housing association developments with local authority housing association grant.