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Affordable Housing: Construction

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many (a) homes and (b) affordable homes have been built in each London borough in each year since 1997; (323593)

(2) how many (a) homes and (b) affordable homes were built in each London borough in each year since 1997.

I have today placed tables in the Library of the House showing for each London borough since 1997-98 the number of new house building completions and also the number of additional new build affordable dwellings.

Not all affordable housing is provided through new build completions, supply can also come from the acquisition and refurbishment of private sector homes. In 2008-09, for example, a total of 12,890 additional affordable homes were provided in London.