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Shared Ownership Schemes

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many shared ownership purchases were made in (a) London and (b) England by people registered on housing waiting lists in each year since 2000; and what proportion of all such sales this represented in each such year. (284718)

The following table shows the number of shared ownership completions made in London and England by people on housing waiting lists, and as a percentage of total shared ownership sales.

LondonEngland

Number of sales

Percentage of sales

Number of sales

Percentage of sales

2000-01

550

53

1,360

36

2001-02

540

47

1,310

32

2002-03

630

50

1,620

36

2003-04

760

49

1,830

38

2004-05

1,170

51

2,830

45

2005-06

820

35

2,910

38

2006-07

1,040

37

3,620

34

Source:

CORE (Continuous Recording) returns to the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) from Registered Social Landlords (RSLs)

CORE data only records data from RSLs with at least 250 units or bed spaces, so the figures above may be underestimates if not all RSLs are included. Also not all CORE data is compulsory for RSLs to complete, and details on whether sales were made to people on LA waiting lists was missing in approximately 20 per cent. of returns.

Details on whether shared ownership sales were made to people on LA waiting lists was removed from the CORE form in 2007-08, so the figures are only available up to 2006-07.