Affordable Housing

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications were received for the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Open Market HomeBuy, (d) First Time Buyer's Initiative and (e) Social HomeBuy schemes in each region in each year since 2005.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Minister for Housing

The following table shows the number of applications received for Open Market HomeBuy for 2006-07 to 2008-09. Information prior to 2006-07 is not held centrally.

Region 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
London 5,024 11,364 10,820
South East 9,818 13,307 21,113
East 2,103 4,921 11,701
South West 3,724 7,862 8,866
East Midlands 535 679 1,691
West Midlands 1,007 776 1,259
North West 754 742 1,310
North East 54 156 231
Yorkshire and Humberside 413 793 1,447
Total 23,432 40,600 58,438

Information on applications for the First Time Buyers Initiative is only held at a national level. The following table shows the number of applications for 2006-07 to 2008-09, there were no applications received before then.

2006-07 13,992
2007-08 18,282
2008-09 21,281

Information on applications for HomeBuy Direct, New Build HomeBuy and Social HomeBuy is not held centrally. Applications are processed by HomeBuy Agents (appointed housing associations).

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