Social Rented Housing: Blackpool

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households in Blackpool South constituency were on local authority housing waiting lists in (a) May 2010 and (b) February 2015.

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

Statistics on the numbers of households on local authorities' housing waiting lists in each local authority district, including Blackpool, are published in the Department's live table 600, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-rents-lettings-and-tenancies

These statistics are not available by parliamentary constituency.

In the Blackpool local authority area, housing waiting lists under the last Labour Government rose from 4,159 in April 1997 to 6,769 in April 2010. Under this Government, they have fallen to 4,843 as of April 2014.

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