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Social Housing

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the total gross public expenditure on the activities of (a) urban development corporations, (b) housing action trusts and (c) registered housing associations for each year since 1979 and the projected expenditure for the years up to 1995–96 in 1991–92 prices.

Gross public expenditure for urban development corporations, housing action trusts and registered housing associations, in 1991–92 prices, is set out in the table:

£ million (1991–92 prices)
UDCs1HATsHousing Associations2
1979–80984
1980–811,047
1981–8268999
1982–831031,327
1983–841491,208
1984–851331,074
1985–861231,206
1986–871241,124
1987–881871,138
1988–892891,082
1989–905021,253
1990–915911,306
1991–92509101,740
1992–93418262,354
1993–94292821,807
1994–95229801,766
1995–96221781,643
1 Excludes the Docklands Light Railway. Figures for years up to 1992–93 include receipts from the European Regional Development Fund. Estimates for receipts in forward years are not available.
2 Excludes Local Authority Housing Association Grant.

Figures up to 1991–92 represent expenditure outturn. Figures for 1992–93 are for provisional outturn; figures for 1993–94 represent public expenditure provision; and figures for 1994–95 and 1995–96 represent planned expenditure as set out in the Department of the Environment's 1993 annual report, Cm 2207.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish separate tables showing in rank order the number of (a) local authority dwellings, (b) housing association dwellings and (c) former local authority dwellings transferred to housing action trusts or otherwise or by way of large-scale voluntary transfer, for each local housing authority in England; and if he will include totals for each table.

The available information on the transfer of local authority dwellings to housing action trusts and by way of large scale voluntary transfer is given in the tables.

Transfers to Housing Action Trusts
Local AuthorityDate of TransferNumber
Waltham ForestApril 6 19922,416
Kingston upon HullJanuary 27 19922,084
4,500
(b) Housing association dwellings
Nil
(c) Former local authority dwellings (Right to buy)
Local AuthorityDate of TransferNumber
Waltham ForestApril 6 19926
Large Scale Voluntary Transfers
(a) Local Authority dwellings transferred to Housing Associations
Local AuthorityDate of TransferNumber1
Bromley6 April 199212,318
Rochester227 July 19908,029
North Bedfordshire13 June 19907,378
Swale28 March 19907,352
Newbury30 November 19897,109
Breckland30 March 19936,712
Tonbridge and Mailing15 January 19916,382
Sevenoaks29 March 19896,315
Tunbridge Wells30 January 19925,519
West Dorset27 May 19935,279
Suffolk Coastal22 May 19915,272
Chiltern15 December 19884,650
Mid Sussex9 November 19904,426
Hambleton29 April 19934,268
East Cambridgeshire31 March 19934,223
Broadland4 April 19903,716
Ryedale28 February 19913,321
South Bucks26 March 19913,317
Surrey Heath15 January 19932,885
Medina27 July 19902,813
East Dorset3 December 19902,246
South Wight30 July 19902,056
Christchurch28 March 19911,621
107,207
1 Excluding transfers of shared ownership properties.
2 Local authority dwellings in Rochester were transferred to Medway Housing Society—not a registered Housing Association.

Notes:

(b) Housing Association dwellings

Nil

(c) Former Local authority dwellings

Nil