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Housing: Demolition

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many dwellings were demolished in each Housing Market Renewal pathfinder area in each year since its inception; and how much was allocated from the public purse towards such demolitions in each year. (204509)

Data on the number of demolitions in each Housing Market Renewal (HMR) pathfinder, and total spend, is set out in the following table. The HMR programme adopts a range of measures, with refurbishments continuing to account for a significantly larger share of activity. Since the start of the programme, a total of just over 12,000 properties have been demolished with over 40,000 properties refurbished and 1,078 new properties constructed.

HMR demolitions

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Total

HMR spent on demolition

Total HMR funding 2002-08 (£ million)

Birmingham Sandwell

311

71

306

60

207

955

2.85

94.70

East Lancashire

227

311

331

309

270

1,448

1.64

167.50

Hull and East Riding

0

0

147

92

115

354

1.87

52.60

Manchester Salford

216

571

454

755

311

2,307

5.25

223.70

Merseyside

199

110

185

256

322

1,072

3.70

190.30

Newcastle Gateshead

387

409

506

258

n/a

1,560

3.79

133.50

North Staffordshire

104

234

62

215

279

894

1.98

100.40

Oldham Rochdale

95

78

164

161

148

646

1.15

121.70

South Yorkshire

398

1,105

627

525

456

3,111

6.68

160.60

Total

1,937

2,889

2,782

2,631

2,108

12,347

28.92

1,245