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Social Rented Housing

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social housing tenants received payments under cash incentive schemes in each (a) English region and (b) London local authority area in each year since 1990. (257383)

The Department for Communities and Local Government collects information from local authorities on cash incentive schemes intended to support social tenants who wish to buy property in the private sector, releasing social housing for other households in need. Figures are only available from 1997-98 onwards.

The total number of grants given in each English region is provided in the following table.

Total number of cash incentive scheme grants

Region

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

North East

71

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

North West

474

256

15

126

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Yorkshire and the Humber

130

100

18

6

3

0

1

0

12

8

8

East Midlands

283

280

177

12

3

6

5

0

2

15

6

West Midlands

389

222

52

35

83

34

29

27

31

27

7

East of England

483

297

120

89

91

53

89

57

55

77

50

London

2105

1418

630

403

382

386

425

345

365

373

493

South East

611

376

195

95

65

53

30

16

34

17

22

South West

346

292

94

61

43

39

32

30

58

63

30

ENGLAND

4892

3258

1301

827

670

571

611

475

557

580

616

Source:

HSSA (2001-02-present), HIP Annual Plan (1997-98-2000-01) as reported by local authorities

The total number of grants given in each London local authority is provided in the following table.

Total number of cash incentive scheme grants

London local authority

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Barking and Dagenham

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Barnet

53

34

23

31

32

36

33

30

30

18

21

Bexley

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Brent

68

46

0

0

0

31

32

11

0

0

0

Bromley

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Camden

28

15

10

50

33

20

13

19

14

9

3

City of London

13

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

4

0

Croydon

162

156

135

44

49

48

46

27

48

51

43

Ealing

95

48

3

0

0

0

36

13

31

10

1

Enfield

91

68

53

41

49

31

37

21

46

28

28

Greenwich

74

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hackney

158

105

0

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

241

Hammersmith and Fulham

50

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

Haringey

84

68

16

25

18

21

28

24

0

18

0

Harrow

45

22

14

10

1

0

0

23

30

32

16

Havering

35

18

132

4

12

9

0

0

0

0

0

Hillingdon

52

31

36

20

16

19

21

9

12

12

3

Hounslow

89

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Islington

96

79

0

0

7

9

1

0

0

0

0

Kensington and Chelsea

28

9

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kingston upon Thames

29

24

18

14

16

17

8

8

11

15

19

Lambeth

0

25

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

24

Lewisham

31

13

0

13

34

27

35

24

29

34

15

Merton

42

21

9

10

9

9

6

7

0

0

0

Newham

113

73

22

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Redbridge

14

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Richmond upon Thames

70

57

24

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southwark

224

171

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sutton

38

12

9

7

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tower Hamlets

118

84

46

36

36

56

71

62

56

27

14

Waltham Forest

52

43

23

21

19

6

9

8

5

4

0

Wandsworth

88

86

38

42

35

32

35

42

32

31

30

Westminster

48

32

16

23

15

15

14

16

17

80

26

LONDON

2105

1418

630

403

382

386

425

345

365

373

493

Source:

HSSA (2001-02-present), HIP Annual Plan (1997-98-2000-01) as reported by local authorities

No figures are collected centrally on schemes providing incentives for social tenants to move to smaller socially-rented properties.