To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many new houses were started in each district in Cumbria since 1979 in (a) the private sector,(b) by housing association and (c) by local authorites.
Estimates of housebuilding starts by sector Eden for each local authority in Cumbria are shown in the publications "Local Housing Statistics" and "Housebuilding in England by Local Authority Area".Figures for 1979 are in table 5 of the May 1980 edition —issue No. 53—of "Local Housing Statistics". Figures for 1980 to 1988 are in tables 1.1 to 1.9 of "Housebuilding in England by Local Authority Areas: 1980 to 1989". Revised 1989 figures are in table 1
(b) of the April 1991 edition—issue No. 97—of "Local Housing Statistics" and figures for 1990 and 1991 are in tables 1 (a) and 1 (b) of the April 1992 edition—issue No. 101. Copies of all these publications are in the Library.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many persons were on council housing waiting lists in each district in Cumbria in (a) 1979 and (b) 1991.
Local authorities report the number of households on their council housing waiting lists in their annual housing investment programme—HIP—returns.The figures as at 1 April 1991 are in column B5 of the "1991 HIP1 All Items Print", a copy of which is in the Library.The information was not reported in 1979.