Boris Johnson seems to have unveiled a surprise pledge to spend £15 to bring empty homes back into use.
In his monthly "#AskBoris" Twitter chat, the London Mayor told a user that his City Hall administration had brought "4,900 back into use, empty homes at lowest level snce 1970s - and we are spending £15 more".
— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) October 22, 2013
Other Twitter users express shock at the scale of the Mayor's apparently ambitious budget to save empty homes.
“@MayorofLondon: we have brought 4900 back into use - empty homes now at lowest level since 1970s - and we are spending £15 more WOW £15 👏
— mark gevaux (@theribman) October 22, 2013
However, the fact that just one percent of the £15 million pot was spent in 2012/2013 to save just eight empty homes may suggest the Mayor's £15 budget might not seem so inaccurate.