Affordable housing (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0554
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given that the budget handed to you by the government for affordable housing is not ring-fenced, and that social rent is classified as a distinct tenure in the NPPF and your London Plan, could you spend more of that money on social rented housing than you currently are?

Answer

Answer for Affordable housing (1)

Answer for Affordable housing (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst the affordable housing budget is not ring-fenced, the vast majority of the contracts awarding funding were signed by the HCA prior to formal devolution and novated to the GLA in April 2012.