Moving Out of London Scheme

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 7th February 2005.

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Photo of Mark Fisher Mark Fisher Labour, Stoke-on-Trent Central

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many tenants who left London under the Moving Out of London scheme have since returned to London.

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

The number of tenants who left London under the LAWN (moving out of London) scheme is shown in the table.

Calendar year Transfers out Number of returnees(23) Percentage returnees(23)
2004–05 (24)347 (24)17 4.9
2003–04 519 26 5.0
2002–03 469 23 4.9
2001–02 312 16 5.1
Pre April 2001 56 3 5.4
Total 1,703 85 5.0

(23)Information regarding returnees is reliant solely on feedback received from landlords and occasionally from movers who expressed an interest in a move back to London and contacted LAWN for advice.

(24)To date.

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