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Housing

Volume 707: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new domestic dwellings were built for letting in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, and (d) 2008; and how many new-build social housing units are planned in each year from 2009 to 2012 inclusive. [HL828]

The following table shows the number of new affordable homes built for social rent in England for each year from 2004-05 to 2007-08.

Year

New build homes for social rent

2004-05

18,790

2005-06

20,510

2006-07

21,500

2007-08

25,390

Data Source: Homes and Communities Agency Investment Management System (IMS), and Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix (HSSA) returns and P2 house building returns submitted to CLG by local authorities.

The Government remain committed to a substantial increase in social housing. The long-term aspiration remains to deliver 45,000 homes a year by 2010-11 and 50,000 a year during the next spending review period. These affordable homes will be funded mainly by the Homes and Communities Agency. It is too early, given current market conditions, to predict outputs in future years with certainty; however, delivery of social rented homes through the Housing Corporation is on trajectory for 2008-09.