Council House Transfers

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th July 2008.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Regent's Park and Kensington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households lacking (a) one bedroom and (b) two or more bedrooms were registered for a housing transfer in each London local authority in 2007-08.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

The information requested is not available. However information is available on the bedroom requirement of households on local authorities' waiting lists, excluding existing local authority tenants seeking a transfer. This information is presented in the following table.

Households on the housing waiting list at 1 April 2007: London
Number of households
Bedroom requirement of household
Local authority One Two Three More than three All households( 1)
Barking and Dagenham 4,559 2,501 2,007 118 9,185
Barnet 9,091 5,612 2,622 584 17,909
Bexley 3,619 1,447 904 145 6,115
Brent 9,289 5,535 2,634 1,151 18,609
Bromley 2,438 1,118 621 250 4,427
Camden 7,251 1,616 849 660 10,442
City of London 1,000 207 133 4 1,344
Croydon 4,809 2,784 1,594 589 9,776
Ealing 10,828 5,514 3,003 1,308 20,653
Enfield 3,241 1,773 1,651 319 6,986
Greenwich 7,664 2,938 1,100 476 12,178
Hackney 4,642 2,386 1,184 353 8,565
Hammersmith and Fulham 4,558 2,314 746 414 8,104
Haringey 4,517 3,613 1,662 460 10,252
Harrow 1,688 1,582 1,151 547 4,968
Havering 3,155 1,569 684 72 5,480
Hillingdon 4,206 2,190 1,098 551 8,045
Hounslow 4,486 2,938 1,915 583 9,922
Islington 6,433 2,070 619 278 10,604
Kensington and Chelsea 7,086 2,232 847 177 10,342
Kingston upon Thames 2,984 1,577 774 281 5,616
Lambeth 8,613 3,694 1,740 448 14,495
Lewisham 8,394 5,241 3,153 1,000 19,850
Merton 3,269 1,439 914 263 5,885
Newham 11,636 7,502 3,752 1,269 24,159
Redbridge 5,193 3,748 1,960 501 11,402
Richmond upon Thames 2,699 1,157 597 123 4,576
Southwark 5,921 2,090 643 252 8,987
Sutton 2,126 1,150 705 117 4,121
Tower Hamlets 8,434 2,797 2,333 414 13,978
Waltham Forest 6,056 2,577 1,039 449 10,169
Wandsworth 4,603 2,532 1,087 473 8,695
Westminster 4,411 2,371 983 253 8,018
(1) Includes households with unspecified bedroom requirements.

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