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Homelessness

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what was the total number of dwellings let to new secure tenants (a) by metropolitan authorities outside London, (b) by English non-metropolitan authorities and (c) by all English local authorities (i) between 1 April 1981 and 31 March 1982, (ii) between 1 April 1982 and 31 March 1983, (iii) between 1 April 1983 and 31 March 1984, (iv) between 1 April 1984 and 31 March 1985, (v) between 1 April 1985 and 31 March 1986, and (vi) between 1 April 1986 and 31 March 1987;(2) what was

(a) the total number of households and (b) the total number of homeless households taking up nominations (i) by metropolitan authorities outside London, (ii) by English non-metropolitan authorities and (iii) by all English local authorities to secure housing association or new town tenancies (1) between 1 April 1981 and 31 March 1982, (2) between 1 April 1982 and 31 March 1983, (3) between 1 April 1983 and 31 March 1984, (4) between 1 April 1984 and 31 March 1985, (5) between 1 April 1985 and 31 March 1986 and (6) between 1 April 1986 and 31 March 1987;

(3) what was (a) the total number of homeless households and (b) the number of homeless households in priority need accepted (i) by metropolitan authorities outside London, (ii) by English non-metropolitan authorities and (iii) by all English local authorities (1) between 1 April 1981 and 31 March 1982, (2) between 1 April 1982 and 31 March 1983, (3) between 1 April 1983 and 31 March 1984, (4) between 1 April 1984 and 31 March 1985, (5) between 1 April 1985 and 31 March 1986 and (6) between 1 April 1986 and 31 March 1987;

(4) what was the total number of dwellings let (a) by metropolitan authorities outside London, (b) by English non-metropolitan authorities and (c) by all English local authorities (i) under secure tenancies and (ii) under non-secure tenancies to new tenants who were homeless households (1) between 1 April 1981 and 31 March 1982, (2) between 1 April 1982 and 31 March 1983, (3) between 1 April 1983 and 31 March 1984, (4) between 1 April 1984

1

1981–81

1

1982–83

1

1983–84

1

1984–85

1985–86

1986–87

thousands

thousands

thousands

thousands

thousands

thousands

1. Lettings to new secure tenants

(a) Metropolitan excluding London

84·587·984·581·487·489·4
Non-metropolitan112·5119·1115·8116·1116·8113·6
England244·2246·6236·0228·7235·5232·5

(b) of which homeless2

Metropolitan excluding London10·012·012·514·016·918·2
Non-metropolitan17·418·517·018·723·024·4
England41·243·542·946·455·659·1
2. Lettings to non-secure tenants who were homeless2
Metropolitan excluding Londonn/an/a0·30·60·50·6
Non-metropolitann/an/a4·85·15·15·3
Englandn/an/a6·07·47·37·7
3. Dwellings let through the National Mobility Scheme and, for London, other mobility schemes

(a) to homeless households2

Metropolitan excluding Londonn/a. .0·2......
Non-metropolitan authorities in the South East3n/a..0·10·1....
Non-metropolitan (all)n/a..0·20·10·10·1
Englandn/a0·61·61·31·21·2

(b) to other households

Metropolitan excluding London

40·9

1·71·61·71·61·9
Non-metropolitan authorities in the South East3

40·7

1·01·51·51·21·4
Non-metropolitan (all)

42·0

3·54·44·64·74·3
England

46·3

9·212·211·89·79·5
4. Nominations made to housing association or new town dwellings

(a) Total

Metropolitan excluding London5·05·96·35·96·37·3
Non-metropolitan15·510·09·38·27·47·5
England25·420·020·018·017·618·3

(b) of which homeless2

Metropolitan excluding London0·20·30·40·30·70·5
Non-metropolitan0·70·50·60·60·50·6
England1·71·61·61·52·12·0
5. Households for whom authorities accepted2 responsibility for securing accommodation5

(a) Total

Metropolitan excluding Londonn/an/an/a32·828·330·8
Non-metropolitann/an/an/a42·344·048·2
Englandn/an/an/a107·5103·2111·1

(b) of which, in priority need

Metropolitan excluding London15·019·619·421·323·325·6
Non-metropolitan37·331·933·133·541·244·9
England70·270·974·981·293·4101·4
n/a Not available.
.. Nil, or less than 50.

1 Includes information reported by Greater London council.

2Households accepted as homeless under Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 or Housing Act 1985.

and 31 March 1985, (5) between 1 April 1985 and 31 March 1986 and (6) between 1 April 1986 and 31 March 1987;

(5) what was the total number of dwellings let through the national mobility scheme, and, for London, other mobility schemes (a) to homeless households and (b) to other households (i) by metropolitan authorities outside London, (ii) by non-metropolitan authorities in the southeast, (iii) by English non-metropolitan authorities and (iv) by all English local authorities (1) between 1 April 1981 and 31 March 1982, (2) between 1 April 1982 and 31 March 1983, (3) between 1 April 1983 and 31 March 1984, (4) between 1 April 1984 and 31 March 1985, (5) between 1 April 1985 and 31 March 1986 and (6) between 1 April 1986 and 31 March 1987.

Following are estimates derived from local authorities' annual housing investment programme returns:

3 The standard region comprising the non-metropolitan districts in the Department of the Environment administrative Eastern (excluding East Anglia) and South Eastern regions.

4 Includes homeless households.

5 These figures differ from financial year totals derived from the Department's published estimates which are based on separate quarterly returns on homelessness (PIE).