Housing: Construction

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Labour, Oldham West and Royton

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) council houses and (b) affordable housing units have been built in each year since 1985.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

Statistics on additional affordable housing built or acquired in England since 1991-92, including those delivered by local authorities, are published in the Department’s live tables 1000 and 1009, which are available at the following link:


Statistics are not available prior to 1991-92. Affordable housing statistics include housing delivered by local authorities (councils) and Private Registered Providers (housing associations).

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