Registered Social Landlords

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 21st January 2004.

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Photo of Stephen Byers Stephen Byers Labour, North Tyneside

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many tenants of registered social landlords there are (a) in England, (b) in each housing authority area and (c) in each region.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Regeneration and Regional Developement)

As at 31 March 2003:

(a) The estimated number of RSL tenancies in England was 1,684,500.

(b) The estimated number of tenancies by Government Office Region were as shown in the following table:

Government Office Region Total occupied RSL stock
North East 98,500
North West 294,300
Yorkshire and the Humber 116,000
East Midlands 94,900
West Midlands 213,700
East 154,300
London 303,300
South East 253,300
South West 156,200
England 1,684,500

Note:Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.


Primarily the Housing Corporation's Regulatory and Statistical Return for 2003 but with minor adjustments to reflect two late transfers of stock within the local authority areas of North Hertfordshire and Forest of Dean.

(c) The numbers for local authorities (housing authority areas) are available in the Library of the House.

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