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Social Rented Housing

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social rented homes have been built in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. (210974)

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 social rented new build homes in South Tyneside local authority, the North East and England in each year since 1997-98. The figures exclude social rented acquisitions.

New build social rent homes in South Tyneside, North East and England

South Tyneside

North East

England

1997-98

38

1,068

24,015

1998-99

48

824

22,607

1999-2000

67

706

19,574

2000-01

31

470

18,232

2001-02

14

713

18,637

2002-03

10

289

17,510

2003-04

80

537

18,369

2004-05

25

565

18,187

2005-06

42

748

20,248

2006-07

74

1,087

21,178

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/affordablehousing supply/livetables/