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Housing

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Baroness Wilkins Baroness Wilkins Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of publicly funded housing was built to the Lifetime Homes standard in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, and (c) 2008-09.

Photo of Lord McKenzie of Luton Lord McKenzie of Luton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Department for Work and Pensions, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (also in Department for Work and Pensions), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions) (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government)

On the basis of completions in the given year, the following proportions of the National Affordable Housing Programme were built to Lifetime Homes Standards;

2006-07 - 10.2%

2007-08 - 12.9%

2008-09 - 13.8%

The Lifetime Homes Standard was also introduced in the Property and Regeneration Programme in 2005 and as such an increasing number of homes being delivered through this programme will attain the Lifetime Homes standard. We do not hold this information centrally and the figures could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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