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Social Rented Housing: Standards

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of social housing in (a) London, (b) Birmingham, (c) Liverpool, (d) Leeds, (e) Sheffield, (f) Bristol, (g) Manchester, (h) Leicester, (i) Coventry, (j) Kingston upon Hull, (k) Bradford, (l) Stoke-on-Trent, (m) Wolverhampton, (n) Nottingham, (o) Plymouth, (p) Southampton, (q) Reading, (r) Derby, (s) Dudley and (t) Newcastle upon Tyne (i) met the decent home standard (A) in December 2007 and (B) in December 2008 and (ii) is expected to meet the standard by 2010. (249779)

The following table provides the information requested. This is drawn from the Business Plan Statistical Appendix—Annual Monitoring data from Local Authorities for 2007-08 published by CLG last month. The RSL data is from the Regulatory Statistical Return (RSR) for 2007-08 published by the Housing Corporation (now Tenant Services Authority) last autumn.

Percentage of Social Housing meeting the Decent Homes Standard

Local authorities

RSLs

2007

2008

2010

2007

2008

Birmingham

65

78

100

90

93

Bradford

1

1

1

84

89

Bristol

86

88

97

90

92

Coventry

1

1

1

94

95

Derby

99

100

100

84

90

Dudley

83

86

97

98

99

Kingston-upon-Hull

35

50

81

97

95

Leeds

65

68

98

92

94

Leicester

85

91

97

92

92

Liverpool

1

1

1

86

77

London

65

69

83

89

90

Manchester

32

46

81

82

81

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

10

30

74

92

93

Nottingham

65

69

69

92

95

Plymouth2

50

44

15

95

90

Reading

88

91

97

92

96

Sheffield

48

66

92

85

80

Southampton

75

81

96

94

98

Stoke-on-Trent

75

78

93

94

96

Wolverhampton

43

55

73

91

95

1 No current stock.

2 Housing transfer to new RSL November 2009.

Decent Homes forecasts by local authority for registered social landlords’ property is not available.