(1) what the average length of time taken was for a family to be provided with suitable housing after entering the socially provided housing waiting list in (a) Leeds and (b) Yorkshire in each of the last two years;
(2) how many families were on the socially provided housing waiting list in (a) Leeds and (b) Yorkshire in each of the last 10 years.
Information for average length of time on a housing waiting list is not collected centrally.
Information about social housing waiting lists is collected in respect of households rather than families. Where local authorities and registered social landlords operate a common register, households registered with the RSL will be included in the data. However, registered social landlords are independent bodies and can keep their own waiting lists. Information on the number of households on local authorities' waiting lists broken down by Government office region and local authority for 1997 to 2007 is published on the Communities and Local Government website in Table 600 at:
Copies of this table have been deposited in the Library of the House.
The number of households on local authorities' waiting lists for Yorkshire and the Humber, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Leeds from 1997 to 2007 is given in the following table.
|Number of households on local authorities' housing waiting: 1997 to 2007|
|Number of households on the waiting list (excludes households looking for transfers)|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||173,750||175,610||172,220||164,360||150,390||162,370||195,740||197,650||227,430||247,500||270,070|
| Note: |
As reported by local authorities. Excludes households looking for transfers. Rounded to the nearest 10.
(Leeds forms part of West Yorkshire)
Communities and Local Government Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix return (HSSA)
Local authorities in England report the number of households on their housing waiting list as at