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Housing: Low Incomes

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable new homes have been built in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. (210971)

Data are not available for Jarrow constituency. This constituency, however, is within South Tyneside local authority for which figures are available.

The following table shows the number of new affordable homes built in South Tyneside local authority, the North East and England for each year from 1997-98. The figures include social rent and intermediate affordable housing new build; they exclude affordable housing acquisitions.

New build affordable homes in South Tyneside, North East and England

South Tyneside

North East

England

1997-98

48

1,250

28,210

1998-99

48

954

26,538

1999-2000

67

793

22,321

2000-01

52

563

20,939

2001-02

25

823

21,739

2002-03

10

295

21,096

2003-04

80

563

23,888

2004-05

43

671

26,331

2005-06

70

917

32,997

2006-07

75

1,222

35,941

Sources:

Housing Corporation

Local authority returns to Communities and Local Government.

Statistics on affordable housing supply (new build and acquisitions) for England were published in the Communities and Local Government Statistics Release of 12 June and accompanying live tables. The web links are show as follows:

Link to Affordable Housing Statistics Release is available at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/corporate/838468

Link to Affordable Housing Live Tables are available at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/housingresearch/housingstatistics/housingstatisticsby/affordablehousingsupply/livetables/

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes were built in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years. (212066)

Between 2002 and 2007, 2,974 net affordable homes have been completed in Essex, representing almost 9 per cent. of total net completed dwellings. For the same period, Castle Point delivered 29 net affordable homes (during 2004-05 only) which represents 3 per cent. of their total net completed dwellings.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects the target of an additional three million affordable homes to be met; and if she will make a statement. (212334)

The Government's proposals are set out in the Green Paper, “Homes for the Future: more affordable, more sustainable” (CM 7191), copies of which are available in the Library of the House.