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Housing: Waiting Lists

Volume 707: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households in England and Wales are on waiting lists of local authorities for housing accommodation. [HL826]

The number of households on local authority housing waiting lists in England was 1.77 million as at 1 April 2008. Information for Wales is not held by the department, as Wales is a devolved region.

Further information on local authority housing waiting lists can be found in the statistical release Local Authority Housing Statistics England: 2007-08: Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix (HSSA) & Business Plan Statistical Appendix (BPSA) This was published on 22 January 2009 on the Communities and Local Government website at www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/lahousing200708.