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Council Housing: Construction

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority housing units have been (a) started and (b) completed in the last 12 months. (288283)

330 local authority dwellings were started, and 520 local authority dwellings were completed in England in the 2008-09 financial year.

The latest statistics on house building starts and completions in England were published in the Communities and Local Government Statistics Release of 21 May 2009 and accompanying live tables. The web links are shown as follows:

Link to House Building Statistics Release:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/housebuildingql2009

Link to House Building Live Tables:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/housingresearch/housingstatistics/housingstatisticsby/housebuilding/livetables/