Social Rented Housing:Written question - 4253

Asked by Ms Karen Buck
(Westminster North)

Named Day

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Asked on: 11 July 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Social Rented Housing
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will rank each English local authority by the change in the number of social housing units in ach such local authority since (a) 1987, (b) 1997 and (c) 2007.
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 19 July 2017
Holding answer received on 17 July 2017

Between 1997 and 2010, the number of social rented homes fell by 420,000. Since 2010 the stock has increased by 76,000.

Figures for the dwelling stock owned by local authorities in England since 1994 are published by the Department in live table 116. Figures for dwelling stock at local authority level are not available prior to 1994, but are available at England level in live table 104.

Figures for the dwelling stock owned by private registered providers in England since 1997 are available in live table 115.

Where a local authority has undergone a Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) authority, its stock would transfer to a private registered provider of social housing and the figure in live table 116 would reduce to zero or a small number.

Each live table can be found at

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