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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-04258
Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 8 November 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it provided to North Ayrshire Council for the construction of new council housing in each year between 1999 and 2011.

Current status: Answered by Shona Robison on 23 November 2021


Answer

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 Council through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme (AHSP) for council house building since its introduction in 2009 to 2011.

Financial Year

Funding provided

through the AHSP

£m

2009-10

0

2010-11

0.575

A more comprehensive annual breakdown by local authority and programme type, including expenditure, is made available each year in the published Scottish Government Affordable Housing Supply Programme Out-turn Reports.

Out-turn reports can be accessed using the following link: https://www.gov.scot/policies/more-homes/affordable-housing-supply/ .