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Council Housing

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Shadow Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average time taken to re-let a local authority dwelling was in each English region in each year since 1997.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Housing and Planning)

The following table provides estimates for 2002–03 and 2003–04. Data in the form asked for are not available for other years.

Average days to re-let a local authority dwelling
Region 2002–03 2003–04
East Midlands 50 45
East 39 35
London 41 37
North East 56 50
North West 57 55
South East 38 39
South West 43 44
West Midlands 53 44
Yorkshire and the Humber 59 49
England 51 45


Approximate estimates because data is not available for all local authorities.


HRA Subsidy Base Data returns for 2004–05 and 2005–06; Business Plan Statistical Appendices 2004.

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