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Council Housing: Leicestershire

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority-owned non-decent dwellings there were in (a) the East Midlands and (b) North West Leicestershire in the last 12 months for which figures are available. (227550)

The Department collects figures on local authority non-decent homes through the published annual business plan statistical appendix. According to the latest returns available, the number of non-decent local authority homes as at 1 April 2007 in North West Leicestershire was 1,239 (27 per cent. of stock). The figure for the East Midlands as a whole was 46,118 (22 per cent. of stock). The regional figure includes non-decent homes in local authorities which had established an arm’s length management organisation to manage their homes.