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Rented Housing: Construction

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new local authority and housing association dwellings were started in England in each year since 1979-80. (245979)

The following table shows the number of annual house building starts in England, for local authority and registered social landlords dwellings each year since 1979-80.

Local authority starts

Registered social landlords starts

1979-80

9,470

3,250

1980-81

29,400

11,050

1981-82

23,870

13,010

1982-83

32,570

14,190

1983-84

27,660

12,260

1984-85

20,690

10,750

1985-86

18,460

10,470

1986-87

17,280

10,620

1987-88

15,060

10,070

1988-89

12,910

11,970

1989-90

11,970

11,520

1990-91

5,490

14,180

1991-92

2,330

20,070

1992-93

1,620

30,360

1993-94

880

33,260

1994-95

510

31,230

1995-96

520

24,320

1996-97

400

22,900

1997-98

260

19,630

1998-99

130

17,550

1999-2000

150

15,940

2000-01

210

12,840

2001-02

120

11,060

2002-03

160

10,910

2003-04

280

12,350

2004-05

210

14,390

2005-06

250

17,230

2006-07

200

16,850

2007-08

250

15,750

Source:

New build starts from P2 monthly and quarterly returns submitted by local authorities and the National House-Building Council to CLG.