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Council Housing

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have retained direct ownership and management responsibilities for their housing stock; and what proportion of the overall national stock of social housing their stock represents. (150271)

During the Stock Options Appraisal exercise conducted between 2003 and 2005, 103 local authorities in England chose retained ownership and direct management for their housing stock, a further five are retaining part ownership and direct management for part of their stock, and have used ALMO transfer or PFI for parts of their housing stock.

Between them these local authorities own and directly manage 891,000 units, which accounts for 22 per cent. of all social housing in England.