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Local Authorities: Housing

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority owned homes were sold to (a) registered social landlords and (b) private landlords in each London borough in each of the last 10 years. (144639)

The following table gives details of London boroughs who have sold their housing stock to the registered social landlord sector through large-scale voluntary transfer in the last 10 years. We could provide figures for small-scale voluntary only at disproportionate cost. We do not have any data on trickle transfers to registered social landlords; nor do we have data on how many local authority homes have been sold to private landlords.

Dwellings transferred from local authorities to the registered social landlord sector in London 1997-2007

LA name

Dwellings

Total 1997

0

LB Lambeth

1,196

LB Bexley

8,215

LB Merton

1,018

LB Tower Hamlets

4,283

LB Hackney

951

LB Brent

1,481

Total 1998

17,144

LB Hackney

2,745

LB Hammersmith and Fulham

668

LB Enfield

1,194

LB Greenwich

1,280

LB Lambeth

4,777

LB Islington

1,386

Total 1999

12,050

LB Hackney

2,336

LB Tower Hamlets

1,551

LB Richmond

7,139

Total 2000

11,026

LB Tower Hamlets

1,859

Total 2001

1,859

LB Waltham Forest

2,242

LB Hackney

954

LB Harrow

518

Total 2002

3,714

LB Tower Hamlets

78

Total 2004

78

LB Islington

615

LB Lambeth

630

LB Tower Hamlets

3,111

Total 2005

4,356

LB Tower Hamlets

2,920

LB Lambeth

1,412

Total 2006

4,332

LB Lambeth

1,031

LB Sutton

524

LB Islington

502

LB Tower Hamlets

51

Total 2007 (to date)

2,108