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Affordable Housing

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Social HomeBuy sales have been completed in each (a) local authority area and (b) region in each year since 2005; and how many have been completed in 2009-10 to date. (320656)

Table 1 shows the number of Social HomeBuy sales in each local authority area between April 2006 when the scheme started and March 2009.

Table 2 shows the number of Social HomeBuy sales in each Government Office region between April 2006 and March 2009.

During the six months 1 April 2009 to 30 September 2009, there were 59 completed Social HomeBuy sales by Registered Social Landlords. Figures for sales during this period by local authorities are not yet available.

Social HomeBuy is a voluntary and demand-led scheme in which only some social landlords chose to participate. It is one of several options available to help social tenants into home ownership. Purchasers can buy shares of between 25 and 100 per cent.

Table 1

Social HomeBuy sales

Local authority area

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Total

Adur

1

1

Allerdale

1

3

4

Ashford

1

1

Barking and Dagenham

0

1

1

Barnet

1

1

Basingstoke and Deane

3

3

Bexley

2

2

4

Birmingham

2

6

8

Bradford

3

2

1

6

Brent

5

1

6

Brighton and Hove

1

0

1

Bromley

5

2

7

Burnley

1

1

Camden

1

1

Cheltenham

1

1

Chorley

3

1

4

Copeland

1

6

7

Coventry

0

2

1

3

Crawley

7

7

Croydon1

6

3

8

17

Dudley

1

1

Durham

1

1

Ealing

3

3

Eastbourne

2

2

Eastleigh

1

1

Enfield

2

2

Greenwich

5

5

Hackney

2

12

1

15

Hammersmith and Fulham

10

4

1

15

Haringey

1

1

Hart

2

2

Hertsmere

1

1

2

Hillingdon

2

0

2

Hounslow

5

5

Islington

2

2

Kensington and Chelsea

3

7

2

12

Kingston upon Hull

6

0

6

Knowsley

1

1

Lambeth

1

1

Leeds

2

2

4

Leicester

1

1

Lewisham

1

1

Liverpool

1

1

Luton

1

1

Manchester

1

15

16

Merton

1

1

Middlesbrough

1

3

4

Milton Keynes

1

1

Newham

2

9

11

North Hertfordshire

1

1

Oldham

1

7

8

Pendle

1

1

Plymouth

1

1

Redcar and Cleveland

1

1

Richmond upon Thames

1

1

Rochdale

1

1

Sefton

13

13

Sevenoaks

1

1

Sheffield

1

1

South Tyneside

1

2

1

4

Southampton

2

2

Southend-on-Sea

1

1

Southwark2

21

4

25

Sunderland

6

6

Tameside

1

1

Test Valley

1

1

The Wrekin

2

3

5

Tower Hamlets

2

2

Tunbridge Wells

4

4

Waltham Forest

1

0

4

5

Wellingborough

3

1

4

Welwyn Hatfield

1

1

West Berkshire

1

2

3

Westminster

1

1

Wirral

3

3

Woking

1

1

2

Wychavon

1

1

York

1

1

2

Grand Total

47

160

99

306

1 Croydon figure in 2008-09 includes four sales by the local authority.

2 Southwark figures include five sales by the local authority, three in 2007-08 and two in 2008-09.

Source:

Homes and Communities Agency

Table 2

Region

Number of Social HomeBuy sales

North East

16

North West

61

Yorkshire and the Humber

19

West Midlands

18

East Midlands

5

East

6

South East

32

Greater London

147

South West

2

Total

306

Source:

Homes and Communities Agency