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Housing

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many publicly owned residential units there are within each of the six districts of Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly, broken down by (a) lead government department and (b) proportion of each district within each of the four parliamentary constitutencies. [112420]

Information on the numbers of publicly owned dwellings in each local authority area in England is collected as part of the annual Housing Investment Programme round. The most recently reported figures for the six districts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are tabled:

Stock of dwellings as at 1 April 2002:
Caradon3,869
Carrick4,015
Kerrier336
North Cornwall3,796
Penwith0
Restormel183
Isles of Scilly121

Source:

ODPM's 2002 Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix returns completed by local authorities.

Notes:

Penwith and Kerrier went through a Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) where all or most of the local authority stock has been transferred to the RSL sector.

Figures include public dwelling stock owned by other local authorities in that geographical area. Also included in the figures are those owned by the local authority for non-housing purposes, by Housing Action Trusts, government departments and other public sector agencies.

(a) The number of publicly owned residential units broken down by lead government department is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

(b) The number of publicly owned residential units broken down by proportion of each district within each of the four parliamentary constituencies are also not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.