Housing Stock Transfers

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Ken Purchase Ken Purchase Labour/Co-operative, Wolverhampton North East

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his oral answer of 4 February 2004, Official Report, column 748, if he will list (a) local authorities which have held ballots of tenants in the process of transferring stock to other ownership or management bodies and (b) those which have not.

Photo of Keith Hill Keith Hill Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

A ballot has been held for all Large Scale Voluntary Transfers of local housing stock to Registered Social Landlords. Details of the results in each case are on the housing transfer page of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's website. The table following shows the methods used by local authorities for measuring tenant support for Arms Length Management Organisations.

Methods used by local authorities for measuring tenant support for Arms Length Management Organisations
Operational ALMOs (i.e. Those who have received s.27 consent)
Ballot held
Round 1 Derby, Hounslow, Kirklees, Rochdale, Stockton-on-Tees
Round 2 Barnsley, Carrick, Colchester, Leeds East, Leeds North East, Leeds North West, Leeds South East, Leeds South, Leeds West, Waltham Forest
Round 3 High Peak, South Lakeland
Other test of opinion used
Round 1 Ashfield, Westminster, Wigan
Round 2 Blyth Valley, Bolton, Brent, Cheltenham, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, Oldham, Salford (since withdrawn)
Round 3 Gateshead, Solihull, Warrington
Approved ALMOs but not yet operational (i.e. those awaiting s.27 consent)
Ballot held
Round 3 Camden (since withdrawn), Islington, Sheffield (partial)
Other test of opinion used
Round 3 Barnet, Easington, Harrow, Newcastle, Poole
Current ALMO bids
Ballot held
Round 4 Hammersmith and Fulham
Ballot proposed
Round 4 Nottingham, Sheffield (partial), Slough
Other test of opinion proposed
Round 4 Bassetlaw, Brent (partial), Bury, Ealing, Eastbourne, Manchester (partial), Newark and Sherwood, Rotherham, Sandwell, Wolverhampton

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