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Lettings Market: South West

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of trends in the (a) residential and (b) business lettings market in South West England. (253433)

Information on residential and business lettings is not available. However, estimates of the total number of households in private rented accommodation in South West England from 2003 to 2008 are set out in the following table. These estimates are based on data from the ONS Labour Force Survey.

Private rented households in the Government Office Region for the South West, 2003 to 2008

Number of households (thousand)

2003

268

2004

283

2005

279

2006

278

2007

295

2008

305

Source:

ONS, Labour Force Survey