Skip to main content

Housing Allocations (Marriage Breakdowns)

Volume 168: debated on Monday 5 March 1990

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of local authority-owned flats and houses during each of the last five years have been allocated to those whose marriages have broken down.

[holding answer 2 March 1990]: My Department has no information year by year on the proportion of new lettings by local authorities that are to people whose marriages have broken down. Survey evidence suggests that in the mid-1980s the number of new lettings by local authorities to successor households formed through divorce was about 40,000 a year in England, compared with about 240,000 new lettings a year in total.