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Social Rented Housing

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 May 2009, Official Report, columns 450-51W, on housing: low incomes, what the net change to the stock of homes for social rent was in each year since 1997. (275658)

The following table shows the net change to the dwelling stock of social rented dwellings owned by local authorities and registered social landlords in each year from 1997.

Net change in social rented dwelling stock (Thousand)

1997

-25.9

1998

-36.7

1999

-25.3

2000

-39.1

2001

-48.3

2002

25.9

2003

-67.1

2004

-85.6

2005

-63.4

2006

-43.8

2007

-55.2

2008

-14.6

Source: Census 2001; Housing Flows Reconciliation and joint returns by local authorities; Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix (HSSA) submitted to Communities and Local Government by local authorities; Regulatory Statistical Return (RSR) as reported to the Housing Corporation by registered social landlords.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes for social rent were (a) built and (b) acquired in each year since 1980. (277995)

The following table shows the number of homes built and acquired for social rent in each year from 1991-92. Figures for the supply of homes for social rent are not available prior to this time.

England

New Build

Acquisitions

Other

Total for social rent

1991-92

21,770

3,940

25,710

1992-93

39,510

17,510

57,020

1993-94

40,270

8,670

48,940

1994-95

40,720

11,470

52,190

1995-96

44,220

12,730

56,950

1996-97

29,600

12,870

42,470

1997-98

24,020

11,770

35,780

1998-99

22,620

10,960

33,580

1999-2000

19,610

9,180

28,790

2000-01

18,230

8,860

27,090

2001-02

18,640

8,170

26,810

2002-03

17,510

6,450

23,960

2003-04

18,370

4,290

22,660

2004-05

18,790

2,890

21,670

2005-06

20,510

2,460

660

23,630

2006-07

21,500

2,450

790

24,730

2007-08

25,390

3,390

590

29,370

Source:

Homes and Communities Agency Investment Management System (IMS), and local authority returns to CLG.

Figures from 2005-06 onwards for Recycled Capital Grant Fund, Disposal Proceeds Fund, and remodelled units cannot be broken down into new build and acquisitions.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many registered social landlords requested section 9 consent to dispose in each of the last three years; and how many of those requests were granted. (278023)

The total number of section 9 consents granted in each of the last three years was as follows:

Total granted

2006-07

1,463

2007-08

2,223

2008-09

2,025

Information about unsuccessful applications for section 9 consents was not collected in these years. Changes were made to the system for collating consents data in July 2008 and, as a result of these changes, the TSA will retain information on all applications from 2009-10 onwards.