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Housing: Low Incomes

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many affordable homes have been built in Tamworth constituency since 2005; (282757)

(2) how many social rented homes have been built in Tamworth since 2005.

Information on new homes built for social rent and affordable housing is not available by constituency. The following table shows the number of social rent and affordable homes built in Tamworth local authority, from 2005-06.

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Social rent new build

0

10

20

All affordable new build

0

10

20

Source:

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

Not all social rented or affordable housing is provided by new build completions, as some supply can come from acquisitions. For example, an additional 10 affordable homes were acquired in Tamworth in 2005-06; these are not included in the table. The social rent figures differ from the number of affordable homes provided, because the affordable housing figures also include intermediate rent and low cost home ownership, as well as social rent.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties had been sold under the HomeBuy Direct Scheme in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster at the latest date for which figures are available. (282789)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many completed Social Homebuy transactions there have been in each local authority area in each year since the scheme’s inception. (282870)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Member for Derby, South (Margaret Beckett) to the hon. Member for Buckingham (John Bercow) on 7 May 2009, Official Report, columns 390-92W.