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Housing (Wirral)

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made towards the decent home standards for social housing in Wirral West; and if she will make a statement. (78384)

According to Annual Regulatory Statistical Return (RSR) 2005, the total social housing stock in Wirral was 23,235. Of these, 8,815 or 38 per cent. failed the Decent Homes Standard. Of the former council stock now owned by Wirral Partnership Homes, 59 per cent. of homes failed the standard.

Wirral Partnership Homes has started its stock investment programme and is confident that it will meet the Decent Homes Standard by 2010. Many associated benefits will flow from this work including regeneration, improved housing management performance and tenant empowerment.

We do not hold any specific data for Wirral West, data is recorded at local authority level.