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Housing: Construction

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new housing units were completed in 2008-09; and how many are predicted to be completed in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12. (287508)

133,710 new build dwellings were completed in England in 2008-09.

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 as follows:

Link to House Building Statistics Release:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/housebuildingq12009

Link to House Building Live Tables:

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

The Department does not publish forecasts for house building.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what targets his Department and its agencies have set for affordable house building in each of the next two years. (288224)

As set out in Building Britain's Future, we will be providing a total of 110,000 new affordable homes over the next two years.