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Council Housing: South West

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 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 South West and (b) Stroud district in the last 12 months for which figures are available. (229735)

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 South West England as a whole was 27,128 (22 per cent. of stock). The figure for Stroud was 510 (10 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.