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Housing

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 969W, on the housing market, when Ministers were first informed of the new analytical model developed by Heriot-Watt University; when that model came into use in his Department; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report associated with the development of that model. (316744)

Ministers approved the commissioning of the housing need analytical model in March 2008. A final version of the model was provided to the Department in November 2009. The associated research report is currently being finalised.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) homes and (b) households there were in each region in each of the last two years. (316805)

Information on the number of dwellings in each region of England is shown on an annual basis in live table 109 on the Communities and Local Government website at the following link:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/xls/table-109.xls

Information on the number of households in each region of England is shown on an annual basis in live table S135a on the Communities and Local Government website at the following link:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/xls/1393611.xls