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House of Commons Hansard
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Right to Buy Scheme
25 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average right to buy discount was (a) in cash terms, (b) in real terms in 2010 prices and (c) as a proportion of the market value of the property in (i) England and (ii) each Government Office Region in England in each year since 1996-97. [319311]

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The average right to buy discount in cash terms and real term and as a proportion of the market value of the property in England and its regions are shown in the table. Figures are not available prior to 1998-09 and the discounts in real terms are presented in 2008-09 prices in line with the latest GDP deflator series.

Average RTB discount per dwelling (cash terms)

Average RTB discount per dwelling (in real terms)

Average RTB discount as a percentage of market value

North East

1998-99

14,490

18,469

48

1999-2000

10,670

13,337

47

2000-01

12,590

15,533

47

2001-02

11,680

14,096

46

2002-03

13,240

15,479

45

2003-04

14,850

16,885

42

2004-05

18,800

20,798

34

2005-06

21,140

22,959

34

2006-07

21,010

22,162

31

2007-08

21,460

22,001

28

2008-09

21,650

21,650

29

North West

1998-99

16,510

21,043

48

1999-2000

16,670

20,837

48

2000-01

16,700

20,604

47

2001-02

17,230

20,793

46

2002-03

18,200

21,278

45

2003-04

19,460

22,127

43

2004-05

21,370

23,641

41

2005-06

23,590

25,619

37

2006-07

24,580

25,927

34

2007-08

25,210

25,846

32

2008-09

25,370

25,370

32

Yorkshire and the Humber

1998-99

15,650

19,947

47

1999-2000

15,650

19,562

47

2000-01

15,630

19,284

46

2001-02

16,260

19,623

46

2002-03

16,270

19,021

44

2003-04

18,110

20,592

43

2004-05

20,250

22,402

40

2005-06

22,550

24,490

35

2006-07

23,030

24,292

31

2007-08

23,740

24,339

28

2008-09

23,050

23,050

29

East Midlands

1998-99

18,260

23,274

50

1999-2000

16,740

20,924

46

2000-01

17,100

21,097

45

2001-02

17,830

21,517

43

2002-03

21,390

25,007

41

2003-04

21,820

24,810

wok

2004-05

22,420

24,803

35

2005-06

22,770

24,729

31

2006-07

23,600

24,894

28

2007-08

23,850

24,452

27

2008-09

23,860

23,860

29

West Midlands

1998-99

18,230

23,236

49

1999-2000

18,470

23,087

48

2000-01

19,960

24,626

49

2001-02

19,840

23,943

47

2002-03

20,330

23,768

44

2003-04

22,580

25,675

40

2004-05

23,930

26,474

34

2005-06

25,060

27,216

33

2006-07

25,050

26,423

30

2007-08

25,620

26,266

30

2008-09

25,820

25,820

30

East

1998-99

25,020

31,890

49

1999-2000

27,350

34,187

47

2000-01

27,300

33,682

45

2001-02

27,830

33,586

43

2002-03

30,360

35,494

39

2003-04

31,360

35,658

35

2004-05

32,580

36,043

33

2005-06

33,250

36,110

30

2006-07

33,020

34,830

27

2007-08

33,790

34,643

25

2008-09

33,960

33,960

25

London

1998-99

34,070

43,425

53

1999-2000

36,150

45,186

51

2000-01

37,140

45,822

48

2001-02

36,990

44,640

42

2002-03

35,960

42,041

37

2003-04

37,190

42,287

32

2004-05

35,490

39,262

28

2005-06

30,280

32,885

22

2006-07

21,150

22,309

14

2007-08

20,710

21,233

13

2008-09

20,990

20,990

10

South East

1998-99

29,780

37,957

50

1999-2000

30,760

38,449

47

2000-01

31,060

38,321

44

2001-02

32,640

39,390

42

2002-03

34,510

40,346

39

2003-04

36,200

41,161

35

2004-05

36,640

40,535

32

2005-06

36,850

40,020

30

2006-07

36,500

38,501

28

2007-08

36,880

37,811

26

2008-09

36,690

36,690

26

South West

1998-99

21,230

27,059

50

1999-2000

21,670

27,087

48

2000-01

23,090

28,488

46

2001-02

24,880

30,025

44

2002-03

26,460

30,934

40

2003-04

28,430

32,326

36

2004-05

28,870

31,939

34

2005-06

29,150

31,658

31

2006-07

29,310

30,917

28

2007-08

29,660

30,408

27

2008-09

29,320

29,320

24

England

1998-99

22,880

29,162

50

1999-2000

23,630

29,537

48

2000-01

23,880

29,462

47

2001-02

23,380

28,215

44

2002-03

23,790

27,813

41

2003-04

24,640

28,017

37

2004-05

25,650

28,376

33

2005-06

25,530

27,726

31

2006-07

24,970

26,339

27

2007-08

25,340

25,979

24

2008-09

25,410

25,410

24

Source:

Local authority returns to CLG on P1B