Mayor answers to London
RE:NEW funding from Decent Homes (1)
Question by Darren Johnson
In your budget for 2012/13 you allocated £3.3m towards home retrofit, funded by the Government and Decent Homes. Can you break that £3.3m down to show how much comes from the Decent Homes budget and how much from other government sources, stating what they are?
Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)
I am committed to meeting home retrofit programme costs of £3.3m in 2012-13. The budget line has yet to be identified but we are in discussions with the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the GLAs own housing budget is a potential source of the funding. So that the project team can progress with delivering the programme immediately, it is proposed that £3.3m is set aside from the contingency identified in the GLA budget for this purpose until other funding is secured.