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Council Housing: Rents

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 23 June 2009, Official Report, columns 831-2W, on council housing: rents, if he will publish figures for (a) the cumulative arrears of rent, (b) former tenants' cumulative arrears of rent and (c) total cumulative arrears as a percentage of rent roll for each local authority in each of the last five years. (308390)

A table containing this information, as reported to Communities and Local Government by local authorities, has been placed in the Library of the House.

The information is that submitted by local authorities in their second advance housing revenue account subsidy claim forms for the relevant year. It is un-audited and unchecked data that is not used within housing revenue account subsidy calculations. The information is in some cases incomplete.