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Council Housing: Greater London

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many tenants in (a) arms length management organisation, (b) council managed and (c) housing association managed properties there are in London in each borough. (126491)

The Department does not collect the number of tenants in the properties my hon. Friend refers to. However, it has collected on a provisional basis the numbers of rented dwellings which those organisations manage on 1 April 2006, which the following table shows:

Authority

Number of dwellings managed directly by local authority1

Number of dwellings managed by arms length management organisations (ALMOs)1

Number of dwellings managed by housing associations or registered social landlords (RSLs)2

Barking

19,985

0

2,494

Barnet

0

11,106

6,588

Bexley

0

0

11,766

Brent

0

9,608

13,827

Bromley

0

0

15,403

Camden

24,581

0

10,840

Croydon

14,159

0

9,117

Ealing

0

13,874

10,945

Enfield

11,956

0

6,675

Greenwich

25,024

0

9,568

Hackney

0

421,324

21,927

Hammersmith

0

13,261

12,151

Haringey

0

16,431

12,738

Harrow

5,089

0

3,683

Havering

0

10,411

2,619

Hillingdon

0

10,838

5,958

Hounslow

0

13,649

6,751

Islington

0

25,189

1 1,934

Kensington

0

6,961

12,114

Kingston upon Thames

4,863

0

2,355

Lambeth

326,758

33,189

19,005

Lewisham

313,321

312,642

8,588

London (City of)

1,897

0

249

Merton

6,609

0

4,461

Newham

0

417,814

11,524

Redbridge

4,741

0

4,112

Richmond-upon-Thames

0

0

9,473

Southwark

41,482

0

14,043

Sutton

0

6,897

4,397

Tower Hamlets

17,647

0

20,519

Waltham Forest

0

10,671

10,211

Wandsworth

17,296

0

9,971

Westminster

0

12,335

12,934

Total

235,408

216,200

318,940

1 Figures in these two columns exclude shared ownership dwellings and dwellings managed under the private finance initiative (PFI). They are derived from the Housing Revenue Account Base Data Return 2007-08 submitted by local authorities to the Department in October 2006, and are subject to what is said in notes 3 and 4.

2 Figures in this column were collected from local authorities by the 2006 Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix. They include dwellings owned or leased by landlords registered with the Housing Corporation, local authority dwellings leased exclusively by an RSL, and housing association dwellings that are not registered with the Housing Corporation. They exclude dwellings managed but not owned by RSLs and any dwellings sold under shared ownership or rents to mortgage schemes.

3 Figures for Lambeth and Lewisham in these two columns are derived from the number of tenanted dwellings in their ALMOs at the time of their establishment in 2005 and 2007 respectively. In practice, Right to Buy sales (RTB) since then are likely to mean that the number of ALMO tenanted dwellings and dwellings managed directly the local authority are slightly different.

4 Number of dwellings at the time of the establishment of the ALMO in 2005. In practice RTB sales are likely to mean that dwellings are slightly fewer.