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Social Rented Housing

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of possession actions by social landlords which led to households losing their homes in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2004-05; and how many such cases involved (i) single people and (ii) families with children. (130999)

The following table shows the number of evictions in respect of registered social landlord tenants in England in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

Number of evictions (on all grounds)

2004-05

13,400

2005-06

12,841

Source:

Data from annual Housing Corporation Regulatory Statistical Returns.

The data cannot be further broken down to show the number of single people and families with children.

Communities and Local Government have asked local authority landlords in England to submit data on tenants subject to possession proceedings for 2005-06. While data have been returned, they are not considered to be of reliable quality in this first year of data collection. We are working to address these issues and will have a clearer view for 2006-07.