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Social Rented Housing: Essex

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of (a) local authority and (b) housing association homes in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point met the decent homes standard in each of the last five years. (285481)

The following table outlines the proportion of (a) local authority and (b) housing association homes in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point that failed to meet the decent homes standard in each of the last five years.

Proportion of dwellings that are non-decent

Percentage

Local authority

Registered social landlords

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Castle point

14.4

11.8

16.0

11.5

10.6

n/a

11.3

7.1

7.9

10.3

Essex

33.7

32.7

30.9

26.9

18.9

n/a

7.6

7.3

5.7

19.5

Source:

Annual returns, from all LAs that retain social housing stock, to Communities and Local Government and annual return from Registered Social Landlords.