§ Helen Jones
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much housing funding has been allocated to Warrington Borough Council in each year since 1997. 
§ Keith Hill
Warrington Borough Council have been allocated a total of almost £43 million in housing funding in the financial years 1997–98 to 2004–05. The allocations on a year by year basis are as set out in the following table:
Financial Year Total £000 1997–1998 2,779 1998–1999 3,584 1999–2000 3,744 2000–2001 4,834 2001–2002 7,197 2002–2003 7,245 2003–2004 6,882 2004–2005 6,733
In addition, Warrington provisionally have a place on the Arms Length Management Organisation programme. A total of £ 18.3 million of extra funding for 2004–05 and 2005–06 has been allocated to Warrington to help achieve the Decent Homes standard in their own housing stock. This is conditional upon the outcome of an inspection of Warrington's housing service by the Audit Commission.