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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16537: Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 9 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has provided in each year since 1999 to support the building of council (a) houses and (b) flats in North Ayrshire, broken down by the number of units that this has helped build.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 17 May 2018

The Scottish Government Council House Build Programme was introduced in April 2009, the aim being to incentivise local authorities to build new homes. This was the first such central government support to councils in a generation.

The following table shows the funding provided to North Ayrshire through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme (AHSP) for council house building, together with the number of completed council homes since 2009-10.

Please note that expenditure cannot be directly correlated to the number of completions in a particular year as expenditure can span more than one financial year.

We are not able to break down the number of completed homes by (a) houses and (b) flats as our information is not held in this way:

Financial Year

Funding provided

through the AHSP

£m

Number of completed

council homes

2009-10

0

0

2010-11

0.575

23

2011-12

1.070

40

2012-13

0.929

0

2013-14

1.827

12

2014-15

3.756

121

2015-16

1.613

24

2016-17

6.255

24

Total

16.025

244

Expenditure and units in respect of 2017-18 have not been published as yet.