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Housing: Debt

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much historic housing debt each housing authority owed at the latest date for which figures are available; and what proportion of social housing in each housing authority area met the decent homes standard on that date. (186843)

No distinction is drawn between ‘historic debt’ (for instance debt entered into in previous financial years) and ‘non-historic debt’ (for instance debt entered into in the current financial year). Reported housing debt and the percentage of their housing stock that meets the decent homes standard for each authority in 2006-07 is given in the following table:

Local authority

Housing debt (£)

Proportion of own stock meeting decent homes standard (percentage)

Proportion of RSL stock in area meeting decent homes standard (percentage)

Adur

10,103,430

90

97

Alnwick

6,822,649

100

93

Arun

2,342,000

1

86

Ashfield

78,537,341

94

97

Ashford

8,576,926

100

96

Babergh

3,451,371

88

96

Barnet

23,940,000

70

90

Barnsley

222,117,473

87

97

Barrow

9,010,011

89

66

Basildon

131,162,202

49

92

Bassetlaw

23,522,109

69

98

Birmingham

507,339,430

66

97

Blackpool

17,582,302

89

98

Blyth Valley

59,666,366

98

96

Bolsover

6,873,586

55

91

Bolton

187,535,588

91

82

Bournemouth

11,228,327

98

96

Brent

307,786,298

100

92

Brighton and Hove

87,687,965

44

96

Bristol

173,394,667

86

78

Broxtowe

5,854,424

96

96

Bury

16,062,052

72

85

Cambridge

893,250

85

96

Camden

415,234,013

52

90

Cannock Chase

18,081,647

68

96

Canterbury

4,517,386

80

82

Caradon

2,379,682

76

95

Carrick

11,738,498

75

82

Castle Morpeth

11,607,218

27

93

Cheltenham

9,940,435

90

87

Chesterfield

21,631,176

74

97

Chester-le-Street

13,583,000

54

91

Chorley

2,498,568

1

1

City of London

12,373,791

64

88

City of York

14,668,846

90

85

Colchester

40,777,838

78

93

Corby

1,475,569

83

81

Croydon

54,042,154

85

95

Darlington

26,400,171

100

88

Derby

186,993,960

99

94

Derwentside

29,883,628

1

1

Doncaster

113,914,967

37

94

Dudley

48,433,000

83

99

Durham

18,297,360

66

81

Ealing

147,515,335

68

92

Easington

55,637,051

11

98

Eastbourne

25,798,203

23

93

Ellesmere Port

3,016,000

84

96

Enfield

36,391,000

76

93

Fareham

3,921,330

91

96

Fenland

4,461,834

86

97

Gateshead

95,529,000

75

98

Gloucester

16,267,257

25

94

Great Yarmouth

15,686,358

90

92

Greenwich

361,352,000

62

90

Guildford

4,229,110

92

92

Hackney

563,039,701

62

95

Hammersmith

213,483,000

68

91

Harborough

1,128,932

70

93

Haringey

358,681,149

57

87

Harrogate

4,069,356

78

84

Harrow

28,060,487

28

78

Havering

3,757,010

69

100

High Peak

15,710,536

92

87

Hillingdon

37,415,174

91

89

Hounslow

229,030,000

100

73

Ipswich

28,221,765

86

98

Islington

587,840,525

55

88

Kensington

162,317,044

76

81

Kettering

3,682,000

91

90

Kings Lynn

8,355,000

1

1

Kingston upon Hull

192,104,158

36

97

Kingston upon Thames

7,744,806

77

94

Kirklees

231,399,881

91

90

Lambeth

456,512,939

71

49

Lancaster

15,303,171

100

95

Leeds

534,290,000

66

93

Leicester

187,185,456

85

88

Lewes

9,878,725

99

70

Lewisham

309,321,090

53

97

Lincoln

28,081,574

62

90

Liverpool

522,979,000

38

94

Luton

11,008,727

83

95

Manchester

675,918,668

44

87

Mansfield

35,190,886

66

96

Medway Towns

19,417,880

73

79

Melton

2,362,609

1

82

Mid Suffolk

13,647,641

87

99

Milton Keynes

76,520,037

65

31

NE Derbyshire

23,188,000

87

87

New Forest

1,897,105

87

94

Newark

22,786,982

55

57

Newcastle upon Tyne

374,107,537

12

97

Newham

396,944,177

42

95

North Cornwall

2,588,084

92

87

North Kesteven

11,715,865

89

86

North Lincoln

25,508,220

1

1

North Norfolk

10,739,462

1

1

North Shropshire

225,381

83

89

North Tyneside

104,950,497

46

98

Norwich

52,552,003

79

96

Nottingham

209,606,996

66

98

Nuneaton

4,881,324

84

96

NW Leicester

3,335,280

73

94

Oldham

178,286,947

76

91

Oswestry

1,084,619

22

98

Oxford City

11,222,867

75

73

Pendle

5,601,000

1

1

Plymouth

59,405,576

51

1

Poole

12,181,412

56

90

Portsmouth

29,258,032

64

90

Reading

36,868,279

88

91

Ribble Valley

3,342,390

83

88

Richmondshire

958,421

94

93

Rochdale

220,263,858

95

89

Rochford

10,117,502

79

96

Rotherham

67,099,885

35

90

Rugby

1,665,034

1

94

Salford

241 ,090,208

49

91

Salisbury

2,977,736

91

92

Sandwell

124,638,000

56

97

Sedgefield

9,714,036

62

98

Sefton

48,826,511

1

1

Sheffield

488,985,576

51

94

Shepway

14,271,314

75

95

Solihull

51,086,808

77

80

South Derby

2,282,999

94

98

South Holland

124,972

85

98

South Kesteven

2,159,000

97

96

South Tyneside

84,455,246

40

82

Southampton

88,427,128

75

97

Southend-on-Sea

22,298,055

37

86

Southwark

585,951,770

67

96

St. Albans

6,156,024

100

93

Stockport

37,059,000

68

91

Stockton

71,900,136

76

87

Stoke-on-Trent

75,479,296

75

92

Swindon

11,915,108

94

92

Tamworth

20,994,770

90

94

Tandridge

2,093,760

96

95

Taunton Deane

14,291,342

85

94

Teesdale

2,602,590

1

1

Tendring

15,583,154

77

89

Thanet

15,451,354

99

91

Torridge

1,154,954

79

94

Tower Hamlets

334,267,161

41

92

Waltham Forest

168,460,127

36

86

Wandsworth

45,190,560

99

87

Wansbeck

17,311,095

50

96

Warrington

32,904,522

84

95

Waveney

10,333,309

84

91

Waverley

3,512,243

48

84

Wealden

10,835,556

96

98

Wear Valley

29,336,503

70

90

Wellingborough

8,379,375

59

93

Westminster

205,082,422

100

95

Wigan

217,594,804

87

88

Winchester

10,130,515

91

92

Woking

20,532,952

91

93

Wokingham

1,171,151

92

88

Wolverhampton

149,719,979

41

95

England

14,492,541,935

1 No data

Note:

Data on debt are taken from local authorities’ third subsidy claim form for 2006-07. The data for Decent Homes are taken from their Business Plan Statistical Appendix Annual Monitoring form and the Regulatory Statistical Return from registered social landlords.