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Housing: Standards

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many arm’s length management organisations have signed up to the Respect Standard for Housing Management; (126471)

(2) how many (a) homes and (b) residents in arm’s length management organisation managed areas are covered by the Respect Standard for Housing Management.

36 arm’s length management organisations (ALMO) who together manage over 500,000 units have signed up to the Respect Standard for Housing Management as of 1 March 2007. We estimate that over 1 million residents in arm’s length management organisations are covered by the standard.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many arm’s length management organisation (ALMO) managed residential properties have received a complete new set of windows since the start of the ALMO programme in April 2002; and how many received a complete new set in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available. (126473)

The following table, based on returns from local authorities, shows the number of dwellings managed by ALMOs on which capital works on windows (installation, replacement or major repairs) were undertaken in each year since 2002-03 and the total expenditure on such works. We do not collect separate data on the number of dwellings where complete new sets of windows are installed.

Capital works on windows in dwellings managed by ALMOs

Dwellings

£ million

2002-03

7,437

17.830

2003-04

24,096

58.748

2004-05

35,579

87.141

2005-06

46,199

149.080

2006-07 (forecast)

57,085

211.224

Total

170,396

524.023