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Housing: Construction

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1329-30W, on housing: construction, what estimate she has made of the number and percentage of the houses built in each category in 2005-06 that were built (a) for rental purposes and (b) as social housing. (131134)

Information on the total new build dwellings for rental purposes is not available centrally.

The following numbers of social dwellings for rent were provided in England, Hampshire and each district in Hampshire since 2003-04:

Social for rent housing provision in England, Hampshire and districts

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

England

22,661

21,017

23,349

Hampshire

1,070

1,051

975

Basingstoke and Deane

235

138

145

East Hampshire

158

74

35

Eastleigh

96

132

47

Fareham

18

28

8

Gosport

31

47

64

Hart

43

58

52

Havant

74

27

78

New Forest

100

55

114

Portsmouth UA

25

82

119

Rushmoor

134

64

90

Southampton UA

92

162

114

Test Valley

13

80

63

Winchester

51

104

46

Notes:

1. LA figures are as reported.

Social housing provision includes new build and acquisitions.

Source:

Housing Corporation, statistical returns from local authorities.

Social for rent supply includes new build and acquisitions. The figures only make up part of the affordable housing supply with other dwellings being provided through low cost home ownership schemes. I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on the 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1800W, for total affordable homes provided in Hampshire.