House of Lords
Baroness King of Bow (Labour)
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) social rented homes, (2) intermediate rent homes, and (3) low cost home ownership homes, were built in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in (a) 2010-11, and (b) 2011-12.
Baroness Hanham (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government; Conservative)
Statistics on gross additional affordable housing delivered in each local authority area are published by the department at http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/housingresearch/housingstatistics/housingstatisticsby/affordablehousingsupply/livetables/.
New affordable housing can be delivered through new build and acquisitions, although the majority of the additional supply in 2010-11 in Tower Hamlets was through new build. Data on total affordable supply in each local authority area for 2011-12 will be published by DCLG in the autumn.
The Homes and Communities Agency publishes statistics covering housing starts and completions delivered through its programmes. Data for the first six months of 2011-12 were published in November 2011, but exclude affordable housing supply provided outside their programmes. The Homes and Communities Agency is due to publish its 2011-12 figures on