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Housing: Construction

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes have been commissioned in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years. (268430)

During the period 2003 to 2008 there have been 27,500 housing completions, with 3,130 of these available as affordable homes in Essex. In the same period there were 721 housing completions in Castle Point of which 47 were affordable homes.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new build (a) starts and (b) completions there were in each region in the first quarter of 2009. (270637)

CLG publish house building starts and completions on a quarterly basis. The latest house building figures covering house building starts and completions up to the end of December 2008 were published on 19 February 2009.

The next quarterly release will be published on 21 May 2009, and will cover house building starts and completions up to the end of March 2009.