Council 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

(1) how many homes from local authority housing stock were disposed of in each year since 1997;

(2) what the net change in the number of homes in local authority housing stock was in each year since 1997.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The changes in local authority stock are given in the following table:

Financial year Change in stock over previous year
1997-98 -74,743
1998-99 -122,953
1999-2000 -132,166
2000-01 -169,147
2001-02 -204,763
2002-03 -112,812
2003-04 -245,283
2004-05 -121,342
2005-06 -170,192
2006-07 -88,755
2007-08 -147,605
2008-09 -72,978
2009-10 -43,725

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