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Rented Accommodation

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses and flats were available for rent in England from (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for which figures are available. (95445)

There were 12,180 dwellings available for letting in England by local authorities, as at 1 April 20051. 1997 data are not available.

There were 6,050 dwellings available for letting in England by registered social landlords, as at 31 March 20052. 1997 data are not available.

These figures exclude dwellings in need of minor repairs.

Source: 1 DCLG's Business Plan Statistical Appendix: Annual Monitoring return, BPSA-AM).

2 Housing Corporation's Regulatory Statistical Return, RSR).