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Right to Buy Scheme: Yorkshire and the Humber

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much local authority stock in (a) North Yorkshire and (b) Vale of York constituency was sold under the Right to Buy scheme in each year since 1997. (241973)

The following table shows the number of local authority Right to Buy sales in North Yorkshire and in the City of York, for each year since 1997-98. We have taken North Yorkshire to comprise the districts of Selby, Harrogate, Craven, Richmondshire, Hambleton, Ryedale, Scarborough and York. Information on Right to Buy sales by constituency is not available centrally, but as Vale of York constituency includes the City of York we have included sales figures for York as well.

North Yorkshire

City of York

1997-98

471

152

1998-99

401

199

1999-2000

688

1108

2000-01

541

186

2001-02

636

171

2002-03

847

188

2003-04

570

127

2004-05

215

65

2005-06

113

35

2006-07

69

36

2007-08

51

28

1 Data not reported for all four quarters of the financial year, therefore figure cannot be used for comparison over time or with other areas. The 1998-99 figure for the City of York is from three quarterly returns, the 1999-2000 figures from two quarterly returns.

Note:

The figures shown for the City of York are as reported, and do not include estimates for missing returns. Figures for North Yorkshire include imputed figures for missing quarterly returns from any of the local authorities in North Yorkshire.

Source:

Quarterly P1B returns from Local Authorities

Four of the North Yorkshire local districts have transferred their housing stock to registered social landlords, and consequently do not have any housing stock to sell through the Right to Buy scheme. Hambleton and Ryedale transferred their stock before 1997-98, Craven in March 2003, and Scarborough in December 2003.