Right to Acquire

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 18th April 2006.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many units of social housing have been purchased under the Right to Acquire in England in each year of its operation.

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

The total number of housing association homes purchased under the Right to Acquire in England in each year of its operation are tabled as follows.

Right to Acquire sales year to 31 March
Sales year to 31 March Number
2001 26
2002 151
2003 228
2004 389
2005 505

Note:

The figures are derived from the Housing Corporation's Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR).

Source:

RSR Section K Part 1 Q4 (2005), Section K Part 2 Q6 (2004), Section K Part 2 Q6 (2003),

Section K Part 2 Q6 (2002), Section C Part 1 Q4 (2001)

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